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The Issue of Urban ‘Growth’ in Halifax

Urban sprawl. These two little words have caused quite the heated discussion recently amongst many Haligonians, resulting in a sweeping debate on the future of HRM. As development moves further and further away from downtown, it becomes more expensive for municipalities to function. Increased costs for municipalities never end favourably for the taxpayer. With HRM’s Regional Plan five year review now underway, it can be instructive to look at the urban growth strategies in other municipalities.

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