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Are NIMBYs Killing The Economy? A Second Look At Ryan Avent's Gated City

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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Image credit Andreas Feininger A few weeks ago I reviewed Ryan Avent's new e-pamphlet, The Gated City, in which he made the argument that limits on density, whether by NIMBYs or historic preservationists or zoning rules, create limits on oppportunity. Ryan quickly responded to my review with a quote of my last paragraph about the "darwinian struggle" and he is right about that one, I wince when I read it now. he concluded: Urbanists heed the evidence and understand the damage that development restrictions do to middle-class mobility and the national economy. If you love the look of the place so much that you're willing to ignore its impact on people, you're going to wind up with bad places and poorer people. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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