At The Head Of The Smart Growth Pack: Earl Blumenauer

Offbeat lawmaker presses Congress to get in step on quality of life.
June 30, 2002, 10am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"With patience and strategic precision, Oregon's idealistic CongressmanEarl Blumenauer is building the national Smart Growth movement's political foundation in Congress. In this new piece from the Elm Street WritersGroup, Keith Schneider describes how as the founder and co-chairman ofthe congressional Livable Communities Task Force Mr. Blumenauer promotes newfederal policies to alter the tax code, conserve farmland and openspace, establish more affordable housing, invest in cities, and provide federalsupport for better state and local planning. Mr. Blumenauer also hasproved influential in transportation policy and in electing Smart Growthlawmakers to Congress."

Thanks to Keith Schneider

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Published on Friday, June 28, 2002 in Michigan Land Use Institute
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