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SF Chron: vision is upbeat

An editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle on June 16 praises Grow Smart Bay Area:

“One of this region’s most daunting challenges is to figure out how to accommodate the addition of an estimated 2 million residents by 2035. … But a new analysis by Greenbelt Alliance, a group with a long history in the region’s wars over sprawl, contains a refreshingly upbeat view of the future.”

“A lot of people call the Bay Area ‘built out’ — we wanted to debunk that,” said Elizabeth Stampe, a spokeswoman for Greenbelt Alliance. “Has anyone called Paris built out? Cities exist for a long time and are built and rebuilt and change to meet the needs of new generations.”

Read the complete San Francisco Chronicle editorial.

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