Smart Growth Debate Opponent's Presentation

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From South Fraser OnTrax’s debate on whether or not Smart Growth principles are needed in the South of the Fraser. More information at: http://www.southfraser.net/2012/02/smart-growth-debate-media.html

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  • A recent study estimates that regulations that increase the time it takes to get a permit to build a housing development from three months (which is what it was in San Jose in 1970) to four years (which is how long it sometimes takes in San Jose today) can put 75 percent of housing out of the reach of the average buyer.
  • My daily blog also frequently comments on Portland and rail transit. Go to http://ti.org/antiplanner or just Google “antiplanner” and I’ll be the first thing on the list.
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  • Smart Growth Debate Opponent's Presentation

    1. 3. Source: 2011 Census
    2. 4. Source: Statistics Canada
    3. 12. Source: 2006 Census
    4. 14. There is a “statistically significant link between . . . the built environment and VMT,” but it is “too small to be useful” in saving energy or reducing CO 2 . — David Brownstone, UC Irvine
    5. 15. Source: US DOT, DOE
    6. 17. Transit Transit Transit Transit Transit in 2025 Source: US DOT, DOE
    7. 18. Source: US DOT, DOE
    8. 23. Source: GVRD
    9. 24. Source: demographia.com
    10. 26. Source: Coldwell Banker
    11. 27. Source: demographia.com
    12. 28. Source: 2011 Census
    13. 31. $187,000 in Houston
    14. 32. “ Government regulation is responsible for high housing costs where they exist.” Edward Glaeser & Joseph Gyourko
    15. 33. • More volatile prices •  Declines in employment and income • Ensures that only affluent people can afford to live in a region • “ Boutique city catering only to elite”
    16. 34. Source: 2011 Census
    17. 40. For more information: Web sites: ti.org cato.org americandreamcoalition.org e-mail: [email_address] For e-mail updates, give me your e-mail address

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