Smart Growth Dead? Not In Austin

A cynical columnist argues that as long as there's money to be made, Smart Growth will live on.
June 26, 2003, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The premise of Smart Growth always struck me as lame. The idea that yuppies stacked on top of each other in lofts would be less obtrusive than yuppies stacked side by side in the suburbs didn't seem realistic. What difference does it make how you pile 'em? They're still going to be annoying and demand valet parking... Like the flu, Smart Growth will always be with us. They just won't call it Smart Growth. They'll change the name to something prettier. The term, like trickle-down theory and voodoo economics, became too easy to ridicule. So they'll call it something else, like informed clustering."

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Published on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 in Austin American-Statesmen


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