Conservatives have generally been critical of the smart growth movement, because they often fear that smart growth is synonymous with overregulation of land use. This article explains why sprawl threatens conservative values, and suggests conservative-friendly smart growth policies that can both make government less intrusive and make America more walkable.
Lewyn, Michael, "Why (And How) Conservatives Should Support Smart Growth" (2013). Scholarly Works. 778.
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