Another Case Against Smart Growth

In a Hartford Courant Op-Ed, the CEO of the Home Builders Association of Connecticut points out some of the flaws of smart growth, including its research and advocacy.
November 20, 2003, 6am PST | Connie Chung
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"Sprawl doesn't cause these trends - sprawl is the result of them....People make choices every day about where they want to live, work, shop and play. Unfortunately, the misuse of statistics and hyperbolic statements can lead policy-makers to pass land-use laws and regulations that limit the choices people can make. Although it may not fit the agenda of some smart growth proponents, smart growth should be about increasing the choices that all people can make. Many of our land-use laws and regulations need serious fixing but questionable use of data to support predetermined agendas accomplishes nothing, or worse."

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Sunday, November 16, 2003 in The Hartford Courant
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