Better, Not Bigger: How To Take Control of Urban Growth and by Eben V. Fodor

By Eben V. Fodor

When you've got had adequate of unending development, and need to deal with it, then larger now not greater: find out how to Take regulate of city development and enhance Your group is the source you have been trying to find. Exploding the parable that progress is nice for us, this booklet sincerely and convincingly exhibits how city progress can, in reality, go away our groups completely scarred, and saddled with very excessive bills. vigorous, obtainable, and full of insights, rules, instruments, and assets, larger now not larger is for either the pro planner and the normal citizen.

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From behind the veil, we can see that there may be a clear and universal notion of the public interest in connection with many issues. The public interest can also be defined within the context of sustainability.

Chamber of Commerce, and the Fantus Company) and compared the performance of each state, five and ten years after its rating. States with “good” business climate ratings actually had worse economic outcomes than the states with “bad” business climates. People in the states with the worst business climate ratings experienced $585 to $1,100 more growth in per capita income after five years than did top-ranked states. The disparity was even greater after ten years. The study did not address short-term gains.

TOLES©(1997) The Buffalo News. Reprinted with permission of UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE. All rights reserved. 3 THE TWELVE BIG MYTHS OF GROWTH Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. — Edward Abbey T he issue of urban growth is permeated with stereotyping, platitudes, clichés, rhetoric, questionable assumptions, and outright myths. If you are involved in local growth issues you will encounter many statements about the necessity and benefits of continued growth. Statements such as “we have to grow or die,” or “we have to grow to get new tax revenue,” are repeatedly made to justify growth.

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