At The Intersection of Technology and Development

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Front RangeAnn Oliveri from the Urban Land Institute kindly pointed me to an article, Toll road gets tangled in Web of defeat, in the Rocky Mountain News.

The developer says he was "blindsided" by the rapid an online opposition on legislation that would make it possible for the development of a privately financed $2 billion tollway between Fort Collins and Pueblo.

Wells said he had never even heard the term "blog" before his highway became the topic of one at"...

I've been in plenty of controversial proposals, and I've usually judged the tenor of things by watching the letters to the editor in the papers. There were no letters in the News or the Post about this."

In addition to the ""Front Range Toll Road Warriors", there is also at least one other "anti-slab" website: The Super Slab.

I wonder if there is a new development consulting service on the horizon: Monitoring blogs for activity about a developer's projects. Hmmm....

Chris Steins is co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of Planetizen.


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