EPA: Smart Growth At What Cost?
"What advocates of growth controls fail to acknowledge is the unpleasant reality of tradeoffs. In Portland, Ore., the showcase of growth controls, the cost of housing has soared as development has been hemmed in. In Seattle, St. Louis and elsewhere, the costs of planned or existing light-rail systems to reduce traffic congestion have soared out of control without improving commuting times. And while Americans might favor "smart growth" over "dumb growth," they continue to move out of central cities into the suburbs."
Thanks to The Practice of New Urbanism