Urban Development for Balance?

I’ve long loved the rural development grants policy! I like the option to balance GDP growth and development.

I also think it would be great to see an Urban Development Grants policy, as well. As I see it, this would do the following:

  • Increase GDP
  • Reduce car trips
  • Increase bus use
  • Increase rail use (this is less logical, but the idea is that people in cities with greater access to rail transit)
  • Increase air travel (same as above; greater access to airports in this case)
  • Improve popularity among youth
  • Decrease popularity among farmers
  • Reduce Farmer’s membership
  • Reduce generational wealth gap
  • Increase risk of housing boom (this would suggest that public investment in social housing is needed to counteract inequities)

What do people think? What other impacts should such a policy have?

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Would you like to bring this policy topic up again?

Why would it reduce car trips? Won’t people move in from the suburbs and rural parts due to development, same with rail use, it would increase but for a different reason.

Why would this reduce generational wealth gap? I imagine that it would magnify it, because the retired already have enough capacity to purchase houses, for example, so it would increase the wealth gap.