Maryland's Smart Growth Governor

This article profiles Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening, one of the nation's most prominent voices in the smart-growth movement.
February 21, 2002, 1pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Glendening blames urban sprawl for many of California's environmental problems, from water shortages to air quality issues. Supporters of smart growth praise Glendening's success in changing the direction of out-of-control growth in Maryland. But critics say Maryland's smart-growth strategies may not translate well to California, where developers face high insurance costs for building multi-family homes, and the approval process favors sales-tax-generating construction over housing.

Thanks to California Policy Forum

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Published on Sunday, February 17, 2002 in The San Diego Union-Tribune
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