Guest Host: Michael Martinez

Fairfax County lawmakers this week are considering a plan to boost density around transit stops and create more vibrant urban centers. But while some feel the county would be wise to follow a new “smart growth” strategy, others worry it could do too much to urbanize communities many people live in to get away from cities. We explore what’s at stake in this debate about the future of Fairfax.


  • Antonio Olivo Reporter, Washington Post
  • Carol Turner Vice Chair, Mason District Council
  • Stewart Schwartz Executive Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth
  • Terry Maynard Co-Chairman, Reston 2020 Committee

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