Schwarzenegger to Encourage Smart Growth Policies

Planners, developers and environmentalists weigh Arnold Schwarzenegger's approach to growth policies in California.

"The growth and development plan introduced by Governor-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger...has recharged the ongoing local debate over smart growth and urban sprawl. Schwarzenegger seeks to encourage many of the principles of smart growth -- such as urban redevelopment and infill projects -- but local environmentalists fear that his plan does too little to curb suburban growth encroaching on the county's last open space. Schwarzenegger has promised incentives for infill development in urban areas and removing barriers that slow redevelopment inside of cities. These ideas have found broad support from developers and environmentalists alike. However, the governor-elect refuses to regulate outward growth, a point supported by home builders but denounced among local environmentalists."

Thanks to Connie Chung

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