Smart Growth Is Dead In Lodi

Columnist Joe Guzzardi examines the development and growth in Lodi, CA, and concludes that it's not smart.

"Lodi and other once quaint San Joaquin Valley agricultural towns are changing right before our eyes... Two things are certain, however. One is that the current rate of population growth is not sustainable. And second, 'smart growth' -- a term land developers invented and love -- is dead in the water."

Thanks to transport-policy listserv

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