Somerville: A Test Case For Smart Growth

Somerville is a test case for the proposition that a community can be committed to smart growth in hard economic times.
October 30, 2001, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Environmentalists and state officials are also closely watching what happens at Assembly Square, believing the site could be a model of dense development. ... As a result, Assembly Square has become a test case: Can a community stay committed to ''smart growth'' development in tough times that demand the more immediate economic returns of suburban-style growth?

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Published on Monday, October 29, 2001 in The Boston Globe
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