Sunday, May 9, 2010

Ten years of smart growth in wisconsn

Has it really been ten years since the State of Wisconsin began to require communities to adopt the thoughtful planning process known as "smart growth?" I still remember the "kicking and screaming" that John Torinus describes in his column on the success of that initiative in today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Call me a skeptic, but I can't help wondering: If builders and realtors consider Smart Growth a success, how much conservation of natural and agricultural lands is being done? (Conservation is not the only goal of Smart Growth, of course, but it's the one that makes my urban wilderness heart warm.)

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