”’GRIH Comment: Since so many in Hawaii, especially on Oahu, have fallen in love with the concept of Smart Growth, it is important to study whether it really results in what its proponents claim. The truth is something that must investigated if we want really want communities that foster those communities and our families. John Hood reveals in the following editorial that the “Smart Growth” planners often overlook the obvious results of their plans. “Smart Growth” might not be so smart after all. (dn)”’
RALEIGH — Smart Growth isn’t just dumb. It’s also dangerous.
Set aside the economic and fiscal case against the kind of dense, transit-friendly, auto-unfriendly development patterns that bureaucrats and editorialists like but the vast majority of North Carolinians don