Why Sprawl is a Conservative Issue

Washington, DC (August 8, 2001)- Michael Lewyn, columnist, author and Associate Professor at John Marshall Law School argues that conservatives should fight sprawl as a threat to conservative values such as limited government, freedom, lower taxes, and social stability. His talk describes how sprawl is the direct result of big government, education policies, and housing regulations that still favor suburban construction on previously undeveloped land. He also discusses what conservatives can do about sprawl and how smarter growth can encourage conservative solutions, increase individual choice, free market activity, and economic development.


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About the Smart Growth Speaker Series
The Smart Growth Speaker Series hosts speakers on a monthly basis to describe this new development paradigm, explore specific approaches, to foster dialog, and identify opportunities for positive change in growth and development patterns. Event sponsors are the Smart Growth Network, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Building Museum. The series, which is free to the public, is held at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street N.W, Washington D.C. (Judiciary Square Metro). Registration not required.
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