Smart Growth in a Changing World

This article discusses the problem of low density development in the United States and how regional or national smart growth policies could be beneficial in solving the problems associated with sprawl. Although current development patterns are unsustainable and unaffordable, this sprawl has been facilitated by long-established federal highway funding policies, mortgage guarantees and tax subsidies. Most smart growth policies, on the other hand, are primarily local endeavors. This suggests the need to extend smart growth to multicity regions. In order to implement regional smart growth policies, regional transportation systems--including highways, trains, and transit--must create a framework conducive to compact development.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 26-29
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  • Accession Number: 01046577
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 2007 10:19AM