End Of The Smart Growth Era

Development rules in Austin, TX, change focus from Smart Growth to economics.
June 6, 2003, 9am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The Smart Growth era is over.The landmark program that helped define a half-decade of downtown growth should be wrapped into a broader plan to spur the economy, ease development rules and protect the enigmatic qualities that bring hip professionals, musicians and magazine profilers within Austin's city limits, city officials said...Smart Growth became a controversial emblem of a growth spurt that raised property values, extended the suburbs and received blame for the demise of local businesses. The program's replacement may not be much more popular."

Thanks to Greg Kiloh

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Published on Thursday, June 5, 2003 in Austin American-Statesmen
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