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Florida lawmakers want to phase out community redevelopment agencies that combat blight and slums. Complaints of misuse of funds and corruption are plaguing CRAs. But local governments are fighting to save them.

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More so than any city in the nation, Tallahassee gained the most "compactness" from 2000 to 2010. That distinction comes from a University of Utah study looking at which cities "sprawled" the most during that time.   

The study by Shima Hamidi and Reid Ewing suggests a goal for cities across the country is to grow more businesses and neighborhoods inside of city lines to  fill in gaps, rather than develop farther from the city center, known as sprawl.  

It’s what’s on the inside that counts.