Selling Smart Growth To Skeptical Americans

Is it possible to convince Americans to embrace mixed-use walkable communities?
June 12, 2003, 9am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The trend has begun to shift in recent years, as traffic congestion and urban sprawl have led more planners and transportation advocates to push for communities with more open public spaces. At the same time, drivers want to put the brakes on traffic and hours-long commutes...[but] developers balk at tackling projects that take longer to get approval and to show profits. Suburbanites also are reluctant to allow apartments and close-by commercial ventures - considered keys to the success of any walkable community - into neighborhoods of single-family homes."

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Published on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 in The Miami Herald
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