Smart Growth: Some Critical Articles Available Online

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Much is available online that is that might be considered at least in some way to be critical of smart growth. Here are some examples from a number of writers.

Balaker, Ted. "Why Mobility Matters." Reason Foundation, August 2006.

Bogart, William T. "St. Maximo's Hut: An Economist/Administrator Takes Up the Ascesis of Folly, August 26, 2005.

Bruegmann, Robert. "Sprawl and Accessibility." Journal of Transport and Land Use, Summer 2008.

Calongue, Kathleen. "The Truth about Transit Oriented Development."

Charles, John A. "Portland's Metro Fraud." Capitalism Magazine, February 2, 2007.

Cox, Wendell. "How Smart Growth Exacerbated the International Financial Crisis." The Heritage Foundation, April 29, 2008.

Cox, Wendell, and Ronald D. Utt. "Land Use Deregulation Should be Part of Any Housing Reform Plan." The Heritage Foundation, Ausust 7, 2008.

Duffy, Michael. "Sydney isn't full, so let's stop the rot." The Sydney Morning Herald, September 17, 2005.

Gattis, Tony. "Flawed Study on Smart Growth and Home Prices." Houston Strategies, October 31, 2005.

Gattis, Tony. "Houston Nation's Fastest Growing City Last Year." Houston Strategies, July 10, 2008.

Gilroy, Leonard. "The American Dream Is Alive and Well in California - Survey Shows Most People Content with the Way Things Are. Not Interested in 'Smart Growth'." December 2002.

Gordon, Peter. "Sustainability Planning: First, Do No Harm." Property Management, 2006.

Gordon, Peter, and Harry W. Richardson. "A Critique of New Urbanism." 1998.

Greenhut, Steven. "Suburbs a Sin to Smart Growthers." Orange County Register, December 10, 2006.

Greenhut, Steven. "The Stupidity of Smart Growth," November 23, 2004.

Hayward, Steven. "The Brawl over Sprawl" (a critique of "smart growth"). National Review, March 22, 2000. This was found in a ACCT web page.

Kotkin, Joel. "Suburbia's Not Dead Yet." Los Angeles Times, July 6, 2008.

McShane, Owen. "Alternatives to Smart Growth." September 28, 2008.

McShane, Owen. "Why Urban Planners Love Global Warming: Issues for land use, transport, and housing affordability in a time of climate-change alarmism." September 2008.

Miller, Jim. "People versus Planners in California." Sound Politics, July 21, 2008.

Moran, Alan. "Debt Disease Sparks Stock Stampede." The Age, August 17, 2007.

Orski, C. Kenneth, and Jane S. Shaw. "Smart Growth? Sprawl-reducing policies suffer setbacks." Rocky Mountain News, July 9, 2005.

O'Toole, Randal. "The Folly of 'Smart Growth'." Regulation. Fall 2001.

Patterson, Jeffrey. "MPI Study Shows True Costs of 'Smart Growth'." Clark Fork Chronicle, May 29, 2008.

Postrel, Virginia. "The Pleasantville Solution: The war on 'sprawl' promises 'livability' but delivers repression, intolerance -- and more traffic." Reasononline, March 1999.

Shaw, Jane S. "Nature in the Suburbs."

Staley, Samuel R. "Harry Potter and the Future of Smart Growth." Baltimore Sun, November 27, 2001.

Stossel, John. "Stossel's 'Myths, Lies, and Nasty Behavior'." from 20/20 ABC News. Look for "No. 2--Myth--Urban Sprawl Is Ruining America."

Zahniser, David. "What's Smart about Smart Growth? City hall's plan for the future expects you to give up the yard, the car -- and learn to love density." LA Weekly News, May 31, 2007.
Also see:

"Superbia - The Case for Suburbia" (A September 2006 conference at Kingston University).

"Welcome to Superbia." The Sunday Times, October 1, 2006.

"Superbia suburbia." Telegraph, September 24, 2007.

"Smart Growth" (A John Locke Foundation web page)

"The Backlash Against 'Smart Growth'." Innovation Briefs, November/December 2003.
Some Additional Links:

Listed here are links to some home pages and blogs with content that again might be considered at least in some way to be critical of smart growth.

The Antiplanner: Dedicated to the sunset of government planning

Coalition on Sustainable Transportation

Houston Strategies

Peter Gordon

The Public Purpose

Robert Bruegmann

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