More Growth, More Livability

According to a recent study, the cities in the United States experiencing the most growth also tend to be the most livable, according to various top 10-type lists.
March 30, 2006, 6am PST | David Gest
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"For the most part…people see growth as bad. They look around and see their highways and byways choked with cars, and their kids struggling to get the attention of teachers in overcrowded classrooms. And they react negatively.

They believe quality of life is made worse by growth, not better. And they rail against it.

But is growth really that objectionable? Not necessarily, according to an interesting and simple bit of research by the National Association of Home Builders, the Washington, D.C.-based, 225,000-member trade organization."

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Published on Sunday, March 26, 2006 in United Feature Syndicate via Chicago Tribune
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