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,_----------------------_, transportation and housing policy fueled sprawl - updated policies can most remnant habitat is at the coast and the eastern end of suffok county reduce sprawl and atmospheric carbon levels

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5·10% growth area

dense urbanization is GOOD for environmental systems - hotspots can be beneficial or destructive


existing agriculture

plants respire C02 at night

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THE LAWN IS OVER high maintenance chemicallysupported plantings are NOT GREEN





EAST - organic, sustainable agriculture and eco-tourlsm

WEST - carbon conslous densification updates the identity of the burbs

Why did people move to the Burbs in the first place? An expanded local/regional transit network pulls cars off the highways and boosts bike and pedestrian experience.

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multi-family housing can be retrofit with greenroofs - more reason to enjoy the Burbs and MORE SINK CAPACITY

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urban sink zone coastal habitat/agricultu

beach strand recovery LlRR service boost

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ROAD RETROFIT - New bioswales and biofuel grasslands animate wide roads. Cars are squeezed encouraging public transit use.




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3 5 10 LOTS MATTER· New bioswales and grass-crete bikeways encroach on excess asphalt. Slow residential drives are all pervious. Glen Cove's storm water overflow is radically decreased - leading to higher oxygen levels in the Sound

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