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How can a geeky thing like land use be guilty of the gigantic infrastructure crisis that threatens to bankrupt the country? What does infrastructure have to do with race and class? Land use usually makes people yawn, how can it be an evil force? This article maintains that land use was and is at the heart of our income discrepancies, our segregation, our ecological footprint, and is the reason why we are now witnessing the slow collapse of a giant suburban ponzi scheme. The poor conditions of transit, roads, water and sewer or even broadband access are only a subset of the story.
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