In 2001, Smart Growth America released the landmark study Measuring Sprawl and its Impact. On April 2, 2014, we’ll release the next edition of this flagship report with new information about the state of development in the United States.
Measuring Sprawl 2014 will look at development patterns in 221 metropolitan areas across the country and evaluate which communities are the least and most sprawling in the country. The report will score and rank every metropolitan area in the country based on its development, using a four-factor system developed by researchers at the University of Utah’s Metropolitan Research Center.
The report will also look at how life in those communities is related to development patterns. The report will include information about economic mobility, life expectancy, household costs, health, safety and transportation options all as they relate to development.
Join us for the launch of Measuring Sprawl 2014. Smart Growth America and the Metropolitan Research Center will hold an online event to detail the findings of the new report and to discuss growth strategies with communities highlighted in the new analysis. Join us for this free event on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT.