Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Obama on Livable Communities

Last week President Obama gave a long speech to the US council of mayors where he talked about his plan for livable communities and urban revitalization. The speech, printed here with analysis, is well worth the read.

A quick highlight:
Second, we’ll focus on creating more livable and environmentally sustainable communities. Because when it comes to development, it’s time to throw out old policies that encouraged sprawl and congestion, pollution, and ended up isolating our communities in the process. We need strategies that encourage smart development linked to quality public transportation, that bring our communities together.

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