Smart Growth and Urban Policy Committee Report
ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
119 SMART GROWTH AND URBAN POLICY 2008 Annual Report1 I. INTRODUCTION This year, concerns regarding climate change, peak oil, and energy costs gave way to an unprecedented collapse of the financial markets tied largely to housing, and both of these trends had an impact on smart growth and urban policy matters. In particular, climate change continued to be a common thread running through calls for reducing sprawling urban development and associated transportation emissions as exemplified by...