Smart Growth and Transportation: Issues and Lessons Learned. Keynote Presentation

Stating that smart growth is a long-term commitment in Maryland, the Governor of Maryland gives many examples of such commitment. He points out the necessity of government policies that encourage investment in existing communities and in smart growth areas. He also speaks of the private-sector investments in smart growth, and how, together, public and private investments are redeveloping existing communities and expanding mass transit options. He concludes by answering the fundamental question: What is our vision of the future? He offers two competing visions, both for Maryland and for America's future. One leads to a worsening quality of life, but the other offers a better future--one in which traveling to work or anywhere is affordable and convenient with public transit, where walking on sidewalks and using bicycle-friendly facilities are real options, and in which breathing becomes easier because the air is less polluted.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 64-68
  • Monograph Title: Smart Growth and Transportation: Issues and Lessons Learned. Report of a Conference
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01000202
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309094968
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 10 2005 12:36PM