Smart Growth News – August 28, 2012

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Mitt’s Metropolis
Next American City – August 27, 2012
“Romney supported smart growth when he was governor for economic reasons,” said Alex Dodds, online communications manager for Smart Growth America. “If he was going to run the presidency from a fiscal, economic basis of making decisions on return on investment and helping communities, smart growth would be a good option for him.”

Complete Streets policies spreading quickly
Better! Towns & Cities – August 27, 2012
Complete Streets policies continue to be popular across the US, despite a provision on the issue being rescinded from the recent federal transportation bill. More than 350 US states, counties, and communities have adopted Complete Streets policies, including 146 policies in 2011 alone, according to the Complete Streets Policy Analysis 2011 by Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition, released August 15.

Home Prices Rise, Survey Shows
New York Times – August 28, 2012
Single-family home prices in the United States gained in June, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday, in what could be a sign of improvement in the housing market.

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