New York Passes Smart Growth Bill

Governor David Paterson signed The Smart Growth Public Policy Infrastructure Policy Act on Monday, which directs the state to invest in infrastructure in dense communities rather than sprawling ones.

Philip Langdon reports:

"Peter Fleischer, executive director of Empire State Future, noted that Gov. Paterson had told a Vision Long Island Smart Growth Summit last November that 'not making smart growth choices' may explain why 49 states have been hobbled by declining revenues.

The state Department of Transportation, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Department of Education, and the Empire State Development Corporation will be among the entities required to focus their infrastructure spending in developed areas."

Thanks to Renee Brutvan

Full Story: New York smart growth bill signed by Gov. Paterson

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