Community Development: Extent of Federal Influence on 'Urban Sprawl' Is Unclear

RCED-99-87 Published: Apr 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1999.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the contribution of federal programs and policies to urban sprawl, focusing on: (1) the origins and implications of urban sprawl; (2) evidence that exists on the influence of federal programs and policies on urban sprawl; and (3) regulatory review and coordination mechanisms evaluating and mitigating the effects of federal actions on urban sprawl.

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