How Do We Want To Grow?

Utah's controversial Legacy Highway raises a question faced by many regions of the West: as the booming economy accelerates development and sprawl, how do we want to grow?

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August 31, 2000, 1:30 PM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

Vulnerable wetlands are being "threatened by plans to build a 14-mile highway along the eastern edge of the Great Salt Lake to accommodate Salt Lake City's explosive growth." Utah's controversial Legacy Highway raises questions faced by many regions of the West: as the booming economy stimulates development and sprawl, how do we balance growth and the environment?"The Legacy Highway seems to be the lightning rod for a major issue that everyone is thinking about here: How do we want to grow?"

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Thursday, August 31, 2000 in The Chicago Tribune


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