‘Smart Growth’ Right in Our Own Backyard

I’m often asked why there’s so little “smart growth” in the state. You know smart growth (aka new urbanism): that combination of state infrastructure investment, regional land-use regulation, traditional housing design, pedestrian- friendly street design and increased densities packaged as an alternative to sprawl. Smart growth has been so successfully promoted in stateslike Maryland, California and New Jersey that it’s generating something of a backlash…READ MORE


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