What Is An Urban Environmentalist?

Dwight Pelz, a member of the King County Council, explains the confusion over what it means in Seattle to be an urban environmentalist.
July 18, 2003, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"My friend lives near the planned light rail station at Columbia City. He and some of his neighbors are upset that light rail is coming and that it is tied to the proposals to increase housing density near the station... I was shocked because this friend considers himself a radical environmentalist... The greatest challenge facing urban environmentalists in Seattle and King County is how to build a community that does not sprawl into the hills, that reduces the use of the private automobile while increasing the use of mass transit, that reduces air pollution and gasoline consumption, that provides a high quality of life in livable communities with ready access to parks and open space."

Thanks to The Practice of New Urbanism

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Published on Friday, July 18, 2003 in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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