Swiss voters reject plan to curb urban sprawl

Snow covers the landscape in front of residential buildings in the town of Menzingen, Switzerland February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss voters rejected on Sunday a proposal to limit urban sprawl by freezing the size of construction zones, rebuffing a plea from environmentalists to protect open spaces from the advance of bulldozers. The binding referendum under the Swiss system of direct democracy would have allowed a new building zone only if governments […]

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