OPINION | Smart growth’s dirty little secret: How dirty, how little, how secret?

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  1. Cox has a point of view formed by ideology. He arrives at his conclusions and then creates arguments for why the “facts” support them. Just think of him as a lawyer making his case. 

    Residential density does not create increased concentrations of pollution, but employment densities do.  Auto-dependent communities require people to drive long distances to work, shop and  entertainment because, for efficiency,  businesses try to locate close to one another and to high capacity transportation facilities. You aren’t going to reduce concentrations of urban density by spreading out where people live.  And you aren’t going to prevent dense commercial centers from being more economically competitive.  We ought to understand that from the enormous investments we have made in freeways that, outside of dense urban areas, mostly provide access to gas stations. 

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