Pro-Community Agenda Urged For Democrats In '04

What if next year's Democratic nominee made a big issue out of keeping American communities vital?
September 3, 2003, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Out-of-control sprawl destroys open space, weakens our cities, and fuels long commutes. Increasing traffic means dirtier air, more congestion, and dangerous streets. Middle-class flight from city neighborhoods heightens the problems of poverty, racism, and urban decline. Wrongheaded agricultural and rural development policies increase poverty and hasten the emptying of small towns. All these problems are getting worse under Bush, due to his instinctual opposition to regulating corporations or funding public services.

Thanks to Michael Dudley

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Published on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 in Utne Reader
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