Reuters/Gary Cameron - Morning commuter traffic moves slowly on the Washington Beltway, I-495, in Silver Spring, Maryland March 22, 2012
Job Sprawl Stalls: The Great Recession and Metropolitan Employment Location
April 18, 2013,
Despite a lull due to the Great Recession, the steady march of jobs outward continued over the last decade with 91 of the nation’s 100 largest metro areas showing decreases in the number of jobs in or near downtown. As policymakers and regional leaders work to grow the number of jobs, Elizabeth Kneebone documents the impact of this “job sprawl” on metropolitan America by charting shifts in employment and offering evidence that limiting further sprawl should be a major priority as the American economy recovers.