Urban planners have complained for decades about sprawl, blaming outward suburban creep for traffic congestion and pollution. But what to do?
This LA Times Editorial suggest that a solution can be found in the new joing venture between fomer HUD Secretary Cisneros and developer Kaufman & Broad to build middle-class residential developments near city centers nationwide. Localities should do all they can to help projects like this find good sites of suitable size, then ease the zoning and permitting process.
Thanks to Chris Steins
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