NLC calls for better Urban Planning

Here is some more good work being done by the National League of Cities.

What I particularly like about this statement is that they specifically equate sprawl to higher taxes, which is seldom discussed, but absolutely true.

The nation’s city planners have called on President Obama, Congress, governors, mayors and corporate chief executive officers and boards to initiate the preparation, adoption and implementation of a nationwide “Better Quality Communities Plan” to create jobs, stop urban sprawl and lower taxes.

The intergovernmental and private sector plan would guide physical development to meet the needs of U.S. Census-projected 34 million additional citizens by the year 2020 and 100 million in the years beyond who will reside in cities and surrounding regions. This is the equivalent of building 11 new cities the size of Chicago.

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