Smart Growth at the Ballot Box: Elections, Referenda and Initiatives to Watch in November

Washington, DC (October 30, 2000)- Improving livability was a goal of citizens in many communities in the last election cycle. Even greater voter interest in livable communities and growth-related issues can be expected in the 2000 elections. The increasing presence and success of smart growth candidates and ballot initiatives indicate that voters have become more aware of and educated about growth-related issues and the impact they have on our lives.


Bruce Katz, Director of the Brookings Institution’s Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy shares his insights on elections and initiatives being considered by voters nationwide this November and what they may mean for future growth and development patterns.
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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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