David Alpert in Greater Greater Washington, www.greatergreaterwashington.org, offers a new look at where leaders fall on the “sprawl-smart growth” spectrum. He uses a four-box matrix to determine if someone is a “sprawler” or not.
He reviewed Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett’s recent pronouncements on the West Gaithersburg and White Flint proposed master plans, and came to the conclusion that “he’s a sprawler.” Alpert notes:
Leggett is entitled to his opinion, but he should stop calling sprawl projects “Smart Growth” while opposing actual Smart Growth. He should also be honest about his vision for the County: extending the 1960s development patterns of office parks with big surface parking lots, large highways and interchanges that divide communities, and very long commutes to work.
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