Re: SOC: Urban Sprawl

From: Randy Smith (
Date: Sun Jun 04 2000 - 09:00:12 MDT

>Subject: SOC: Urban Sprawl
>Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2000 10:27:35 EDT
>The term "urban sprawl" is being tested by the Gore campaign as one of its
>buzz-terms. Central-planner-types are increasingly using this term as a
>stalking horse for re-entry into centers of power throughout the US. And
>seems there's a chance they'll have at least some success in this campaign,
>as dissatisfaction with the state of America's cities DOES seem to be
>growing. As the current longest period of economic growth in US history
>continues, places like Silicon Valley and Atlanta are coming to join the>


>I'm sure there are other trends and developments I'm overlooking.

This whole issue is just an ugly confluence of empire building bureaucrats,
cause-needing rebel wannabees, and most importantly, homeowners and property
owners who consciously or otherwise, see the urban sprawl & etc issues as
an opportunity to keep their own property values going up by restricting
supply of homes and other real property.

Their is only one solution is my mind: more supply is needed. Environmental
concerns should be addressed and paid for by everyone.

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