chapter  39
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Let Us Make Our Cities Efficient

ByEric Beecroft

An accurate benefit-cost analysis might produce guidelines for intelligent decisions on expenditures.

We are confronted by an interesting challenge. As a technically advanced urban soci-

39 It is an astonishing fact that, in a century dominated by the idea of productive efficiency, the uneconomic organization of our cities has caused so little concern. Today, however, there are signs that the cost of blight, congestion, ribbon development and suburban sprawl is understood better than ever before and that the public's courage is being screwed up to tackle urban redevelopment in a very big way.