Saturday, April 20, 2024

Suburbia is Subsidized: Here’s the Math

Car-dependent suburbia is subsidized by productive urban places. This video by Not Just Bikes explains why American cities are broke and looks at how land use affects both tax revenues and the cost of city services. The question is how much is suburban development costing our cities? And more importantly, who is subsidizing who? The video draws on the work by Strong Towns and the consulting firm, Urban3, which helps cities better understand the economic impact of development.