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Professors Skeptical of Smart Growth and Light Rail

(November 23, 2011, Updated June 22, 2012) These professors are either neutral on smart growth and light rail, or, are critical of the concepts for economic and/or aesthetic reasons. Updated June 16, 2012, as the list continues to expand.

Disclaimer:  I have not personally contacted all of these professors and asked them to endorse the aforementioned statement.  While some of these professors are 100% against smart growth and light rail, others are fair and balanced, and present both sides.

For individuals who are critical of smart growth, yet who do not have a Ph.D., please refer to the right sidebar for lists of commentators, columnists, radio talk show hosts, and researchers at special interest think tanks who are critical of smart growth and light rail.

The University of Washington in Seattle is home to at least two critics of Smart Growth and Urban Growth Boundaries: Dr. Richard Morrill (Dept. of Geography), and Dr. Theo Eicher (Dept. of Economics). Above, the Japanese cherry blossoms on campus in spring.

Additional Opponents of Smart Growth and Light Rail –

These individuals are not necessarily professors, however, they are also against smart growth and light rail, and are also listed on the web page sidebar.

Links to Smart Growth Critics –

Links to Talk Hosts Critical of Land Use Controls

Smart Growth USA Index: Click for Photos and Topics –

This list also appears on the sidebar –

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3 comments on “Professors Skeptical of Smart Growth and Light Rail

  1. Susie W.
    2011

    No development is as inspired as that which is responding to a demand.
    “What is called PLANNING is the forcible supression of millions of people’s plans by a government imposed plan. What is considered to be chaos are systematic interactions whose nature, logic a d consequences are seldom examined by those who simply assume that ‘planning’ by surrogate decision-makers must be better.” THOMAS SOWELL

    Thomas Sowell

  2. j graham
    2011

    And oh, is farmland being overtaken by development and Smart Growth? There are new laws in effect to protect farm land in Washington!

    http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/frpp/pdf_files/FRPPfinal.pdf

  3. j graham
    2011

    It’s called FRPP

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