Monthly Archives: May 2012

Urban Planning in Canada: Costly & Ineffective

http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Urban+sprawl+gets/6709648/story.html

Most new residential development in Montreal is slated for highrise, multi-unit buildings along transit corridors. But the idea that people in these buildings will use transit instead of cars is “nonsense,” writes Wendell Cox.

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The Evolving Urban Form: Shenzhen

http://www.newgeography.com/content/002862-the-evolving-urban-form-shenzhen

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Sydney’s Long and Lengthening Commute Times

http://www.newgeography.com/content/002857-sydneys-long-and-lengthening-commute-times

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Toward More Competitive Metropolitan Areas: Canada (Frontier Centre for Public Policy)

http://www.newgeography.com/content/002835-toward-more-competitive-canadian-metropolitan-areas

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Observations on Exurban Trends: Getting the Migration Story Straight

http://www.newgeography.com/content/002823-observations-exurban-trends

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Soaking the Rich in California… Less Tax Revenue — Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304070304577398560693030608.html?mod=googlenews_wsj#articleTabs%3Darticle

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The Export Business in California (People and Jobs)

http://www.newgeography.com/content/002818-the-export-business-california-people-and-jobs

California Senate President Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg countered my Wall Street Journal commentary California Declares War on Suburbia in a letter to the editor (A Bold Plan for Sustainable California Communities) that could be interpreted as suggesting that all is well in the Golden State. The letter suggests that business are not being driven away to other states and that the state is “good at producing high-wage jobs,” while pointing to the state’s 10 percent growth over the last decade. Senate President Steinberg further notes that the urban planning law he authored (Senate Bill 375) is leading greater housing choices and greater access to transit.

This may be a description of the California past, but not present.

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