If You Zone It, Will They Come?
"Where I depart from the smart-growth/new-urbanist is in rejecting the belief, which I think is hopelessly naive, that If You Zone it They Will Come. While I agree that there is more of a market for denser, old-style suburban living than is currently being satisfied, I do not believe that those consumers are a majority of home buyers. The fact that people like to vacation on Nantucket does not mean that they like to live there...Ideally, we would all be thinner, richer, and have a full, luxurious head of hair. But that doesn't mean we should pass laws banning soup kitchens, toupees, or jeans above a size eight."
See Jane Galt's original post.
Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan