CEOs Call for Less Regulation, Better Infrastructure
The Wall Street Journal, September 6, 2011
Chief executives of some of the world’s largest companies would support a U.S. effort to update aging infrastructure, financed in part by private money, as a way to create jobs and make U.S. business more competitive.
Maryland gives smart growth another push
NRDC Switchboard, September 7, 2011
I’m of the opinion that the package of (bold, at the time) smart growth policies introduced in Maryland in the 1990s by then-governor Parris Glendening has done a great deal of good, particularly in encouraging revitalization of city and town centers and conservation of rural lands. No, the smart growth laws have certainly not put an end to sprawl, which I’m sure is as or more disappointing to Glendening than to anyone.
Transportation: Is the sales tax a good route for the future?
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, September 6, 2011
At a recent event, Chris Leinberger, a real estate and planning expert at the Brookings Institution, said something that caught many by surprise: “Atlanta,” he declared, “is a city that really shouldn’t exist.”