Smart Growth, Dumb Rhetoric

Suburban living is under attack because it doesn't mesh with new smart growth plans for dense cities.
May 24, 2003, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Is moving to the suburbs bad for your health? The American Dream of owning a home where you can raise a family is under attack because it doesn't mesh with new "smart growth" plans for dense cities where everyone lives downtown and walks or rides light rail. The dream house that we work so hard for is being blamed for everything from obesity to air pollution. Now, instead of parents blaming fast-food restaurants for their kids' weight problems, "smart growth" groups are blaming the suburbs for our nation's obesity and health woes. Some of the anti-suburb sentiment is downright ridiculous, not to mention highly unscientific."

Thanks to George Passantino

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Published on Monday, May 19, 2003 in Reason Public Policy Institute
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