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Farming versus Urbanization – The Looming Land Issue

Positive Future #378 (Feature photo – Harley Davidson Sportster – CCA SA 2.5 Generic)

A new report predicts cities will grow by 80 percent by 2030. Considering what most large metropolitan areas look like today, this is a spooky prognosis. The upshot is that land use – whether or not to pave the last best farmland for urbanization – will become a pivotal issue.

The primary issue for most households will be the affordability of housing whether it is owning or renting. Next comes the affordability of food that has a smaller and smaller area on which to be grown.

You can read about the report here:

https://www.curbed.com/2019/2/1/18205869/city-growth-urbanization-sprawl

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