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Sprawl Versus Development (Wayne Peterson, Urban Conservationist)

Can the past provide the key to the future of water quality? Get Wayne Petersen's take on "green development."


I think it's important to point out that sprawl is not necessarily good, but development is not necessarily bad. If you do good development we can minimize what's called sprawl, but also we can do -- I think the term that's gaining favor is green development -- do green development. And the definition of green development that I like to use is development that does not create or add negative environmental impacts. At first glance that sounds like an impossible dream, but I believe we will see designs of new development start to incorporate more focus on how are we going to manage water, and how water is going to move off this landscape post-development setting.

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