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The activist-bloggers at Streetsblog Chicago do well to peel back the layers of transportation and development matters. So we're giving them play twice in one day. The linked post sums up the Center for Neighborhood Technology's (CDT) recommendations for averting sprawl and lessening the financial and environmental harm of existing sprawl. Our region sucks when it comes to incentivizing transit-oriented development— even the city isn't so great at it. CDT proposes suburban TOD zones of a half-mile radius that allow mixed-use development and match jobs to transit. And the city ought to unbundle parking costs from buildings to promote affordability. Read on for other fixes. [Streetsblog Chicago, photo: Christoph Gielen]