10 Cities That Devote Prime Urban Land To the Lowest, Worst Use: The World Capitals of Too Much Golf
If you were building a city from scratch today, in 2022, how would you prioritize land uses? Would you build dense, mixed use communities around fast, frequent rail service? Or would you reserve that land for extremely low density, low intensity recreational uses that are mostly accessible only to the physically able and financially well-off? In other words…would you build golf courses around close-in metro stations and tram lines?
Today we’re looking at ten cities around the world that have done precisely that. On our global tour, we’ll discuss the rationale (or lack thereof) for building and maintaining urban golf courses, ponder alternative uses, and shame cities that are getting it wrong.
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