Ten Actions For Cities In Response To Gulf Spill
The ten strategies are based on land use, transportation, and smarter planning - but they do face political challenges. Lowering parking minimums and changing to form based codes may be resisted and may take time to be adopted as well as implemented. Notably missing are green building standards.
"I spoke with leaders of the Smart Growth movement, along with advocates for economic justice, to learn about solutions that don't require new technology and, in many cases, pay for themselves."
The first three recommendatings from Hiskes are:
1. Complete streets.
2. Build near transit
3. Let the market lead by reducing restrictions on compact, urban developments.
The remaining 7 strategies are in the original article.
Thanks to Weekly Grist