Ditch the Car? Dying Suburbs Revived by Walking
CNBC (dot) com – October 10, 2013
For most towns, building a walkable core requires at least two elements, starting with some sort of mix of businesses and housing located not too far apart: “You need that clustering to get the synergies that lead to economic growth,” said Geoff Anderson, president of Smart Growth America, a coalition that, among other things, works with communities to fight sprawl.
Advocate Sees Opportunities for Rail in NW Ohio
The Toledo Free Press (OH) – October 10, 2013
“Passenger rail is economic development. Don’t let the negative voices control your vision,” said Smith, who also serves as senior policy adviser for Smart Growth America.
As Cities Improve Rapid Transit, Buses Get a New Look
McClatchy DC – October 11, 2013
“Perception is reality,” said Chris Leinberger, a real estate developer, author and urban planning scholar. “We’ve got to change that perception.”
Paying the Price for 20 Years of Duct-taping Our Infrastructure
The Hill – October 8, 2013
With much of the focus on the government shutdown and its potential impact on the economy, a critical cost of congressional polarization and paralysis has been overshadowed: Our nation is literally falling apart.