Opinion: Even the Green New Deal Repeats the Same Old Sprawling Mistakes

With infrastructure and housing prices in the national discussion more than ever before, the federal government still doesn't seem ready to really change its ways.
March 26, 2019, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Calvin Gladney writes an opinion piece for Route Fifty on the federal approach to land use and transportation policy, arguing that the federal government continues to make the same two mistakes:

First, they ignore the full impact of land use (how and where we develop our land) as a critical part of the solution to climate change. Second, they treat climate change and our infrastructure choices as separate, disconnected challenges rather than interconnected problems that could be best solved together.  

Neither the Green New Deal, the recent climate and transportation hearing before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, nor President Trump's "mythical infrastructure bill" have figured out a way forward from these mistakes, according to Gladney, and technology can't be expected to solve the problems created by this urban planning history either.

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Published on Friday, March 22, 2019 in Route Fifty
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