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How Sustainability Planning Threatens the American Dream

October 28, 2013 in Economics

In response to state laws and federal incentives, cities and metropolitan areas across the country are engaged in “sustainability planning” aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In general, this means increasing urban population densities and in particular replacing low-density neighborhoods in transit corridors with dense, mixed-use developments. In a new paper, Cato scholar Randal O’Toole argues that such planning tramples on property rights and personal preferences.

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