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The false hope of comprehensive planning

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 04:22 AM
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by Michael Lewyn last modified Sep 15, 2011

  It is conventional wisdom in some circles that “comprehensive planning” and sprawl are polar opposites- that planning is the enemy of sprawl. But in fact, a comprehensive plan is almost as likely as a zoning code to be pro-sprawl.  Many of the land use policies that make suburbs automobile-dependent (such as wide roads, long blocks, low density, single-use zoning, etc.) can just as easily be found in a comprehensive plan.  read more






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