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SG-W:/ Fwd: DAILY GRIST, 15 Nov 2000

What a concept: don't build more buildings until the existing ones are 
full! With some refining, might such a policy be appropriate in our 


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15 Nov 2000
Environmental news from GRIST MAGAZINE

Littleton, N.H., a town of 5,965 in the White Mountains, is being 
touted by some urban planners as a model of cutting-edge smart-growth 
practices.  For starters, the town requires that every existing 
building be filled up before new ones are built.  And citizens are 
invited to participate in town hall-style meetings to pore over 
blueprints, talk about traffic, and make planning decisions large and 
small.  This type of citizen-based planning, which has been going on 
in Portland, Ore., for 30 years, is now spreading to other towns and 
cities around the U.S., including Boston, Mass., Chattanooga, Tenn., 
and Rochester, N.Y.  When Rochester recently created neighborhood 
task forces and asked citizens for planning recommendations, it got 
many suggestions and tried to incorporate them into the city's master 

straight to the source:  USA Today, Haya El Nasser, 15 Nov 2000

read it only in Grist Magazine:  More on smart growth and building 
strong communities -- a week in the life of Stacy Mitchell of the 
Institute for Local Self-Reliance



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