Is Smart Growth A National Issue?

Bush and Kerry would do well to make metropolitan policy a priority on the national agenda.

Clogged roads, long commutes (and ever-increasing gas prices), and a housing affordability crisis stand to have a long-term impact on the nation’s cities and towns. Land use and growth options may be local issues, but Neil Peirce argues that the federal government would do well to encourage “coherent, dollar-wise, equitable, environmentally-friendly directions in how we use our land and shape our communities.”

Thanks to Deborah Myerson

Full Story: How Our Communities Grow: A Presidential Issue?

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