Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Guest Post: The Dark Side of Land Use Planning

The columnist is out for a few days so a take on some guest blogs is in order. Enjoy!

Anderson Layman's Blog blogger Steve Layman wrote a piece titled The Dark Side of Land Use Planning a few days back about the impact of Smart Growth initiatives on the housing bust.

Steve's post was a blog about a Wall Street Journal blog.  So, I guess this is a blog about a blog about a blog.

If you'll forgive that, consider Steve's post a tutorial on Smart Growth's failed policies.  He editorializes, "Not so sure about the boom part, but Smart Growth initiatives would seem to make new land development both more difficult and more expensive. Those two factors alone are major contributors to increasing building lot costs, which inevitably leads to higher prices for new houses."

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