Urbanism Ain't Elitist

One of columnist Steve Berg's New Year's resolutions is to explain to how supporting urbanist ideas like using cars less and retrofitting suburbs come from sound principles and aren't based in elitism.

Berg writes:

"Urbanists are accused of wanting to take away people's cars and force them to live in tight quarters, but that's absurd. Urban-style living isn't for everyone. People should live where and how they want. What urbanists do favor, however, is a system of rules and prices that fairly reflect the costs of people's decisions."

"These don't seem like elitist or radical positions to me. They seem reasonable and downright conservative, even patriotic."

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