Group Meets in Portland to Point Out Its So-Called Flaws

A small group of libertarians, property rights activists and others convene in Portland to decry Smart Growth.
April 20, 2004, 5am PDT | Connie Chung
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"The Preserving the American Dream conference wrapped up Sunday, sending about 75 participants back to their hometowns to fight the philosophy known as 'smart growth.' " Organized by economist Randal O'Toole and the Preserving the American Dream Coalition, the conference in Portland focused on criticisms of government subsidies for high-density housing and transit-oriented development. "Many conference participants said they were curious about Portland and want to make sure their cities don't emulate its growth patterns."

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Sunday, April 18, 2004 in The Oregonian

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