Does Smart Growth Cause Sprawl?

Is smart growth more about nostalgia and less about reality?
August 30, 2004, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Anchorage, Alaska, engages in the smart growth debate.

Jane Shaw of the Bozeman, Mont.-based Property and Environment Research Center, a market and environmental think tank, said the smart growth concept can actually cause sprawl."'It's a noble idea to have people live close together so they can walk to work, walk and bike to stores, and chat with one another from their front porches,' said Shaw, who co-edited a booked about smart growth. 'It's noble to think that we don't need cars. But such smart growth notions are more nostalgia than reality.'"

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Published on Sunday, August 29, 2004 in Anchorage Daily News

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