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A Wake Up Call

This morning the Arizona Republic ran a story Zithromax For Sale, about the “Drive Until You Qualify” myth, citing the Center for Neighborhood Technology research that looked at the real cost to families  living in remote suburbs.

On June 5, 2009, (almost a year ago) Scott Bernstein and three other great panelists at the Pinal Partnership breakfast in Florence Arizona spoke to our group about the same subject. Cheap Zithromax no rx, After that presentation, I visited the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) website, Zithromax overnight. About Zithromax, All I can say about the website is, “WOW!”  The CNT site contains interactive maps for 54 urban centers (roughly 50% of the US population) across the USA, buy Zithromax from mexico. Purchase Zithromax for sale, Those maps correlate housing and transportation costs as a percentage of household income and CO2 output. And the data is eye opening, Zithromax from canadian pharmacy.

Lower Cost Houses not equal to Lower House-hold Costs

The data show that the further you live from a dense urban core, the higher your housing plus transportation (H+T) costs are as a percentage of household income – even though house prices tend to get lower the further you live from the urban core, Zithromax For Sale. Zithromax brand name, Furthermore, the amount of CO2 generated per household rises as distance increases from the metropolitan center, taking Zithromax. Zithromax without prescription,

CO2:The Price of Urban Flight

Urban flight has damaged our natural resources more than we realize. Households create more CO2 further out simply because the residents drive more, online buying Zithromax, Where can i order Zithromax without prescription, and not just to work. Work only accounts for 20% of the miles driven on average, Zithromax steet value. Zithromax For Sale, Trips outside the home are more numerous and for longer distances in the suburbs because the density of shopping and amenities is very low. Zithromax schedule,

Myth Explodes

That suburban myth that we are better off outside of urban centers has been exploded. Working in a dense urban community and sleeping in a suburb far from concentrated services and amenities are not sustainable environmentally or economically, online buy Zithromax without a prescription. Zithromax recreational,

Data Suport LEED Principles

CNT’s H+T and CO2 mapping project is a vindication of the LEED principles for development. LEED Neighborhood Development standards award points for dense site developments and walkable neighborhoods in existing urbanized areas, Zithromax pictures.  Areas with high densities offer closely packed services, more public transportation options and a lighter burden on household budgets from reduced transportation costs and are thus more sustainable, Zithromax For Sale. Order Zithromax online c.o.d, Those are facts borne out by CNT’s H+T data on the maps. If you overlay CNT data with recent mortgage default data I am fairly certain you will find that the areas hardest hit by the mortgage crisis are those that are farthest from the urban core, Zithromax australia, uk, us, usa, Kjøpe Zithromax på nett, köpa Zithromax online, public transportation, jobs and community amenities, Zithromax natural, Zithromax dose, and had the highest H+T costs before the crisis.

Help our Families

CNT’s work identifies the failed growth path we have pursued as a country since the advent of the automobile, get Zithromax. Buy Zithromax without a prescription, To reverse this misstep, the "green" path we must follow as a human race is the path to lower H+T costs, buy Zithromax without prescription. Zithromax For Sale, We have to stop the sprawl to save our environment and our families. Zithromax cost, If you want to help young families thrive, start by lowering budget pressures, buy generic Zithromax, Buy cheap Zithromax, combatting environmental stressors and offering affordable housing options in the urban cores.

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Hard research of this sort is a snapshot of the conditions at the time of measurement, Zithromax wiki. What is Zithromax, However, it only offers insight not solutions, Zithromax maximum dosage. After Zithromax, If we publicly air this information we are better able to influence planning efforts, funding for inner city redevelopment areas and quality of life issues in our neighborhoods, Zithromax no rx. Press the case with our Congress, State Legislatures and municipalities, Zithromax For Sale. Zithromax alternatives, Keep talking until they listen.

Take a Stand

As a volunteer on a Gilbert, generic Zithromax, My Zithromax experience, AZ General Plan Update subcommittee I am applying this new found knowledge to advocate a more sustainable path in my town (per CNT maps our current H+T is very high). New language has been included  in our General Plan Update to intensify use in the historic town center, bring more industry to our community to reduce work travel and provide more local public transport modes and routes. Over time we can measure how our initiatives and efforts affect the CNT maps (either by making the urban fabric more sustainable [lower H+T] or God forbid - less sustainable [higher H+T]). I encourage all of you to do what you can in your communities to stamp out the "Drive Until you Qualify Myth.".

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