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Smart Planning for Economic Opportunity
The Center for Opportunity Urbanism recently released a report by Tory Gattis, Maximizing Opportunity Urbanism With Robin Hood Planning, which advocates various policies to increase economic opportunity for disadvantaged residents. However, the report primarily advocates more automobile dependency and sprawl, and the research Gattis uses to justify his conclusions is terrible.
The report's main argument is that Smart Growth policies reduce affordability,ignoring extensive research, such as CNT's Housing and Transportation Affordability Index, which indicates that total housing and transport costs tend to be lowest in compact, multi-modal neighborhoods.View Story
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Now is the Time to Fund Cook County’s Transit Future
Transit Future is a vision of a more livable, economically competitive, and environmentally sustainable Cook County built on a public transportation system that works for everyone. Congressman Mike Quigley joined us to share his support for expanding transit.