Smart Growth: Is It 'Dense Thinking'?

Randal O'Toole, an economist and director of the Oregon-based Thoreau Institute, challenges smart growth.
May 12, 2004, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"[Randal O'Toole] contends that the war on sprawl is really a war on lifestyle choices and an attack on the automobile.

Speaking from a U.S. perspective, O'Toole says that freedom, auto mobility and owning a home are the cornerstones of the American Dream.

Smart growth — also known as the new urbanism or sustainable communities — is intended to curb automobile usage and urban sprawl by allowing people to walk more and use public transit. But can changing land use reduce driving? O'Toole answers a resounding no."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Sunday, May 9, 2004 in Toronto At Home
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