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Consortium will address harm caused by suburban sprawl

Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer, April 24, 2012

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The biggest and most ambitious regional planning effort in half a century is taking aim at suburban sprawl and the economic mayhem it’s causing in Northeast Ohio.

The year-old Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium wants to envision a rational future for the 12 counties of Northeast Ohio, where expanding suburbs are consuming hundreds of square miles of farmland while cities are thinning out and the region overall is losing population.

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