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Moving the Region Forward in 2011

Dec 29, 2010


“Will smart growth or sprawl win in 2011?” That’s the question Stewart Schwartz Executive Director of the Coalition for Smarter Growth discusses in a recent post over at Greater Greater Washington. In a sweeping overview of land-use and transportation topics ranging from bike lanes to income inequality Schwartz provides a brief on many of the key issues that the region will need to focus on in 2011.

At the top of the list Schwartz notes that Region Forward made “great strides” in 2010 creating a plan to build a more accessible sustainable prosperous and livable metro region that was adopted by all 21 local governments in the region. However he keeps the pressure on urging planners and public officials to use RF goals and targets as criteria for approving projects and plans. Read more at

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