CHAPTER 2

Growth Management

In collaboration with Zach Pagel and Catherine Kurtz

Urban growth boundaries (UGBs) are government-imposed restrictions aimed at combatting excessive urban sprawl, or development and growth that pose a threat to rural and agricultural land. These boundaries are meant to incentivize development within certain parameters, which create denser urban areas. Understanding how UGBs affect the development of cities can provide use with insight on how government-imposed regulations can spur economic growth and prosperity. Effectively managing the growth of cities is an essential tool that urban planners use to ensure specific goals are being met within a city, and is a key concept in understanding how cities are formed and ...

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