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New Suburbanism – A Smart Alternative to “Smart Growth”

New Suburbanism – A Smart Alternative to “Smart Growth”

    By Edward Ring Solutions to California’s housing shortage invariably focus on increasing the density of preexisting cities and suburbs. Legislative solutions include SB 375, passed in 2008, which “incentivizes” cities and counties to approve high density land developments, and the failed (this time) SB 50, which would have forced cities and counties to approve high density […]

Smart Growth America: (Re)Building Downtown

Smart Growth America: (Re)Building Downtown

By Sheryl Hamlin Smart Growth America (SGA) is not your ordinary planning group. Realizing that Millennials and Boomers both want to live in authentic, affordable neighborhoods in cities and towns served by transportation and connectivity, SGA focuses on the creation of a sense of place. “Americans want to make their neighborhoods great”, says SGA. Building […]

Smart Growth: Stupid policy and your property rights

Smart Growth: Stupid policy and your property rights

‘Smart growth’ is a stupid policy. It assumes that man-kind is a blight to the planet and that we either have to encourage or, if need be, force people to live in dense urban cores. Most people don’t want to live in dense urban cores. They want the American dream. It’s time we restore a […]