The growth of condominiums in Columbus, Ohio : a case study

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Sarko, John E., 1941-
Pal, Dilip K.
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Cities in the United States have been experiencing a kind of spatial "explosion" over the last two decades. Urban population has been spilling over the defined urban limits and has been converting non-urban land into various types of urban land use. This conversion can be labeled urban sprawl.By and large, all urban centers are attracting populations of younger age groups, men and women of reproducing age. A new housing type is necessary, both to arrest the population's piling up over fringe areas, and to draw people back into the deteriorating central city.High population density and optimal residential laud use are essential if urban sprawl is to be halted. Planned condominium developments which utilize the above elements could be an arresting factor of urban sprawl and satisfy housing needs.Condominium developments in Columbus, Ohio were subjected to the test of the hypothesis that a high degree of resident satisfaction with condominiums would motivate growth of such developments, and hence, arrest urban spatial expansion.The conclusion was that condominiums do satisfy dweller demands and because of this high degree of satisfaction the growth of this form of housing will continue.