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?

Comments

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $199
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $14.95 a month
Women's t-shirt with map of Los Angeles

City T-Shirts for the ladies!

Women's Supersoft CityFabric© Fashion Fit Tees. Now available in six different cities.
$24.00
Red necktie with map of Boston

Tie one on to celebrate your city

Choose from over 20 styles of neckties imprinted with detailed city or transit maps.
$44.95