July 1, 2009

A call to embrace smart growth

From the East Bay Express: “The lack of urban growth in Berkeley and in parts of Oakland … has contributed to suburban sprawl and long commutes… The truth is we just can’t afford suburban sprawl anymore.”

You’re Not an Environmentalist If You’re Also a NIMBY

Global warming is changing far more than just the climate. It’s altering the way environmentalists view development. For years, city dwellers who consider themselves to be eco-conscious have used environmental laws and arcane zoning rules to block new home construction, especially apartments and condominiums.

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