Why Building 'Smart' Is Hard

There are a host of obstacles which, when taken together, render building smart growth projects both more difficult and less profitable than building conventional sprawl.
June 4, 2004, 6am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"If the market rewards those developers who are willing to forgo diversity and build only single-family homes, or those who build power centers, the future of the smart growth movement becomes extremely murky...The only potential savior for smart growth is this: it appears that people may be more loyal to smart growth projects than conventional projects. And over the long term, that loyalty is worth a lot of money. "

Thanks to Charles Shaw

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Published on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 in Newtopia Magazine
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