Smart Growth Attack Is Confused

Dr. Howard Frumkin responds to last week's editorial by the Reason Foundation, "Smart growth types' dumb rhetoric."
May 27, 2003, 12pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Increasingly, public health and environmental professionals are asking whether urban sprawl may have health costs. This is a plausible concern... For several years, I've been studying the ways we design and build communities, from a medical and public health perspective. I've read a lot of 'smart growth' publications. Not even one has advocated forcing people to live in particular ways. Indeed, smart growth is about expanding choice -- offering people walkable, mixed-use communities as an alternative to spread-out suburbs. No social engineering there."

Thanks to Tim Torma

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Published on Sunday, May 25, 2003 in Orange County Register
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