Friday, March 31, 2006

Expanding possibilities

Sprawl is getting celebrated these days, by the likes of Joel Kotkin and Robert Bruegmann and others. Their analysis can be convincing. But there is an awful lot of interest in smart growth, too -- that is, living in something other than conventional, spread-out, separated-use suburban or exurban development. The free market is driving the trend; the rules of development -- zoning -- just needs to be changed to allow more alternatives. R.D. Sahl explores current trends in land and living on Business Day on New England Cable News March 31,