The Impacts Of Smart Growth Upon The Economy
"How large would the cost savings from smart growth be in the next 25 years if it could be applied on a national scale? The total saving vs. sprawl over 25 years was about $600 billion, or $24 billion per year... Thus, the long-range impact of smart growth on the state's economy would be a mixed bag --better than pure sprawl, but far short of what smart growth's strong proponents hope for... Whether you call it smart growth or not, you [New Jersey] are at least moving towards exercising more intelligent control over your future than just "letting it happen" as in the past."
Thanks to Kurt Sommer