Smart Growth Strategies And Housing Affordability

Smart growth strategies undermine President Bush's homeownership initiative.

Wendell Cox and Ronald D. Utt argue that "smart growth" strategies used by states and localities to ration land, housing and development - limit growth, particularly to minorites. "there is no threat to either agriculture or open space in the United States — the new census indicates that only 2.6 percent of the nation's land is urbanized. Governments that impose restrictive smart-growth policies deny the benefits of the American economy to lower-income families for no reason whatsoever."

Thanks to Linda LaSut

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