Is Urban Planning “Creeping Socialism”?
By Randal O’Toole
This article appeared in the Spring 2000 issue of The Independent Review


Since the 1920s, urban planners have relied on zoning laws to mold the contours of civic life. Their grip is now tightening under the guise of the “smart growth” or “new urbanism” movement, which favors high-density living as a remedy for the sprawl promoted by the previous generation of urban planners.

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