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What does SAC stand for?

SAC stands for Suburban Activity Centers

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The term was popularized in the 1991 book Edge City: Life on the New Frontier by Joel Garreau, who established its current meaning while working as a reporter for the Washington Post. Garreau argues that the edge city has become the standard form of urban growth worldwide, representing a 20th-century urban form unlike that of the 19th-century central downtown. Other terms for the areas include suburban activity centers.
This paper provides an overview of the conference on traffic congestion and suburban activity centers that was conducted by the Transportation Research Board Committee on Transportation and Land Development. The conference addressed two primary questions: "What can be done to relieve suburban congestion, particularly in and near major suburban activity centers?" and "If a major suburban activity center were built from the ground up, what should it look like?".
This report describes the status of research on Suburban Activity Centers and suggests methods for designing new SACs or retrofitting existing SACs. It is designed to be easy to use for a variety of audiences: public agency staff who may be planning for or reviewing plans of Activity Centers; developers building a portion of an Activity Center; transportation planners working to bring transit to an Activity Center; policy planners helping to refine incentive programs; or local community advocates hoping to improve the livability of their region.