Message from Randall O'Toole The AntiPlanner
Last month, I debated the head of the San Francisco Association of Bay Area Governments over "Plan Bay Area." This plan calls for densifying nearly a quarter of the neighborhoods in that region, even though planners predict this will make housing less affordable and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by less than 1 percent. You can read my review of the plan at http://ti.org/pdfs/ROTonPBA2.pdf
and see my debate presentation at http://ti.org/pdfs/ROTonPlanBayArea.pdf
Because the Obama administration wants all metropolitan areas to write similar plans, sustainability planning will be a major topic at the American Dream Coalition's next annual meeting, which will be in Washington, DC on October 27-29. The meeting will feature more than two dozen expert speakers on transportation and land-use issues, including Robert Poole, Wendell Cox, Tom Rubin, and of course yours truly.
I hope you'll be able to attend. We've done our best to keep conference costs affordable, including getting an excellent room rate from the Doubletree Hotel. We also offer an optional tour of recent Washington-area transportation and land-use projects, both good and bad. Please see the attached brochure for more information.
I look forward to seeing you in October.
P. O. Box 76
Camp Sherman, Oregon 97730
Download the Registration Form Here