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Tuesday, Aug 26, 2003

spread the health

"As goes New Jersey, so goes the world: The battle lines drawn by McGreevey and developers typify how the story of smart growth has played out in the media. However, the most convincing arguments made at the "Preserving the American Dream" panels didn't come from developers or ideologues who oppose government regulation on principle. They came from conservatives with environmental sympathies who point to D.C.'s suburbs as just one example among many where so-called smart-growth measures have led to anything but. Indeed, as the debate over sprawl heats up, and the language of the debate is intentionally muddled by those on all sides, voters are going to have to be a lot smarter about smart growth."