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Rays of Research on Real Estate Development by Jaime Luque

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CHAPTER 4

The Cost of Habitat Conservation

In collaboration with James Leiva and Sadia Majid

While economic growth is often the goal when designing cities, it must be weighed against the negative externalities that urban development imposes on natural and environmental resources. Successful cities must seek to find a proper balance if the goal is to provide sustainable solutions, even if it comes at the expense of foregone economic profit. Understanding how to make these decisions is a crucial element of designing communities where people can enjoy natural spaces.

As more and more natural habitat for endangered species and those not-yet-endangered are being destroyed by urban sprawl and new development, the government and its entities are working ...

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