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Guest Host: Matthew Felling
Environmentalists & forward-thinking developers have long touted “Smart Growth” plans that link homes with offices and public transportation systems. Now, $4 gasoline may be kick-starting Smart Growth ideas out of the planning phase and into construction. We look at where these principles are being applied and what the region might look like in coming decades.
- Roger Lewis Architect; Columnist, "Shaping the City," Washington Post; and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park
- David Robertson Executive Director, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
- Mike McKeever Executive Director, Sacramento Area Council of Governments
- Stewart Schwartz Executive Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth
- Bob Youngentob Principal, Eakin/Youngentob Associates, Inc.
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