Hayek's View Of New Urbanism

Owen Courrèges offers a view of New Urbanism from the perspective of free-market capitalism.
June 14, 2004, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Hayek's maxim is a bedrock principle of American liberty. Simply because a majority of Americans may prefer chocolate ice cream to vanilla, we don't demand that the government ban all sales of vanilla. Although one may not appreciate the personal preferences of others, we typically realize that they're not any of our concern. Alas, there is an established movement that argues precisely the opposite. They call themselves the "new urbanists" and advocate "smart growth" to curb the growth of that malignancy known portentously as "urban sprawl," writes Owen Courrèges in this week's Planetizen Op-Ed.

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Published on Monday, June 14, 2004 in Planetizen
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