Searching For The Right Smart Growth Plan

Richard Lov asks if we can act fast enough before sprawl does irrevocable damage or will we still be searching for that right smart growth plan?

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September 1, 2000, 8:00 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

Developers, environmental groups, local governments, and planning groups are debating over the future of San Diego."They identify the same problems -- sprawl, traffic, destruction of environment, socially fragmented neighborhoods and untrustworthy local government. They also agree broadly, but not universally, on the possible remedies -- some kind of urban growth limits; densification of existing urban areas, with new amenities and minimum destruction of old housing stock; more public transit, and possibly some form of regional government."Richard Lov asks if we can act fast enough before sprawl does irrevocable damage or will we still be searching for that right smart growth plan?

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Sunday, August 27, 2000 in San Jose Mercury News


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