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How Will S.C.‘s Midlands Plan for a Half-Million New Residents?


Wednesday - September 11, 2013 at 07:52 am


Most municipalities would tell you that if they had a choice between planned growth and random growth, they would always choose planned. But the reality is that most towns and cities grow by random sprawl. The irony for a city like Columbia is that it was originally a well-planned city with wide streets on a nicely-laid out grid. But then urban flight came along and neighborhoods and shopping centers began popping up haphazardly. Our next guests say that 450,000 new people will be living in South Carolina's Midlands by 2040 and they want to make sure the planning for that growth is done right.

Mike Switzer interviews Herbert Ames and Irene Dumas Tyson are with Midlands Reality Check.

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