Monday, May 11, 2015

California declares War on Suburbia

California declares war on suburbia and the citizens fight back.

California Declares War on Suburbia


Planners want to herd millions into densely packed urban corridors. It won't save the planet but will make traffic even worse.

by Wendell Cox


It's no secret that California's regulatory and tax climate is driving business investment to other states. California's high cost of living also is driving people away. Since 2000 more than 1.6 million people have fled, and my own research as well as that of others points to high housing prices as the principal factor.

The exodus is likely to accelerate. California has declared war on the most popular housing choice, the single family, detached home—all in the name of saving the planet.

Metropolitan area governments are adopting plans that would require most new housing to be built at 20 or more to the acre, which is at least five times the traditional quarter acre per house. State and regional planners also seek to radically restructure urban areas, forcing much of the new hyperdensity development into narrowly confined corridors

For the full article in the Wall Street Journal : California declares War on the Suburbs


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