Southern California's Vision For Growth Published

Southern California's new growth strategy calls for planning units in mixed-use developments with transit.
July 1, 2004, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The SCAG region incorporates six diverse counties and covers 38,000 square miles. The Southern California region is the second largest metropolis in the country and one of the most diverse. While it contains one of the world’s most dynamic economies, it also 'boasts' some dubious titles, such as the most congested region in the country. At times it is also the national leader for air pollution..." The plan's four 'fundamental principles' are to: promote and maximize regional mobility, livability, prosperity, and sustainability. The plan suggests that "decisions regarding growth, transportation, land use and economic development should support and be guided by these principles."

An article about the place also appears in the Daily Breeze, "Compass points housing growth in new direction" (Thanks to Greg Dina for this link), and the Los Angeles Times, "Higher Density Projects Urged", which summarizes the plan with: "To help Southern California better cope with growth in the decades to come, regional planners Tuesday unveiled a strategy that calls for more high-density development in urban centers and near transportation corridors. The long-term plan, which would affect less than 2% of the region's land, was touted by the Southern California Assn. of Governments as the best way to accommodate booming population and alleviate traffic congestion."

Related links include: Southern California Compass and Southern California Association of Governments.

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 in Southern California Association of Governments
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