Californians Raise Roof Over New Housing

The two biggest developments in the West, just north of L.A., revive an enduring debate over growth.
June 17, 2003, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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They are two of the largest housing developments in the history of the American West. They may be, because of dwindling open space, the last two projects of their size (60,000 and 70,000 residents) in California... To boosters, the initiatives represent a new kind of housing development - one with elegant greenbelts, local jobs to prevent commutes, and a "village" ethos. But critics see it as just another form of sprawl, tarted up with nice labels, that will further transform southern California into the world's biggest stucco-scape."

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Published on Monday, June 16, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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