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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

degraded wetlands ~

5·10% growth area

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

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existing agriculture

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

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