The Politics of Smart Growth: Current Battles for Regional Planning


Activists will talk about their experiences implementing innovative programs to overcome sprawl. They’ve played the hardball politics and gotten states to put regulations — and money — into better development patterns. The panelists come from a variety of backgrounds, and they have used many approaches to changing their states’ development policies. Panelists will discuss why they chose the tactics they did, and what it took to make them successful. David Beach discusses the issue of urban decline in Cleveland.

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