Mitt Romney, New Urbanist?

During his tenure as governor, Romney took several pro-smart growth actions, says Alec MacGillis in the New Republic.

The MacGillis piece is behind a firewall, but Jeff Mapes of The Oregonian had a look:

"Romney campaigned for governor as a "smart growth" advocate in 2002 and appointed well-known environmentalist Douglas Foy to head a new cabinet-level agency, the Office for Commonwealth Development," writes Mapes.

"The biggest move came in 2004 when Romney signed legislation providing more money to communities that allowed more high-density, multi-family housing."

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