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1 Smart Growth at the Regional Level Gov. Parris N. Glendening Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable Taking Smart Growth to the Regional Level Fredericksburg, VA November 9, 2007 Gov. Parris N. Glendening Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable Taking Smart Growth to the Regional Level Fredericksburg, VA November 9, 2007

2 2 (Red areas= Growth: Blue=stagnation or decline) (MAP: University of Pennsylvania) (Red areas= Growth: Blue=stagnation or decline) (MAP: University of Pennsylvania) Projected Population Growth: % growth or +149 Million in 45 years Total of 430 Million by % growth or +149 Million in 45 years Total of 430 Million by 2050

3 3 Decline in Households with Kids Household With Children 48%33%28% Without Children 52%67%72% Single Person 13%26%28% Census for 1960 and 2000, 2025 adapted from Martha Farnsworth Riche, How Changes in the Nation’s Age and Household Structure Will Reshape Housing Demand in the 21st Century, HUD, 2003.

4 housing supply vs demand

5 5 Einstein on Insanity

6 6 Suburbs not always so cheap “ A study of Washington and 27 other metropolitan areas by the Center for Housing Policy found that the costs of one-way commutes of as little as 12 to 15 miles cancel any savings on lower-priced outer-suburban homes. ”

7 7 Power of place

8 8 Google picked Ann Arbor

9 9 Columbia Heights - Washington, D.C.

10 10 “Frankly, I don’t care if your headquarters is in Broomfield, Lakewood, Denver, or Aurora. Your employees are going to live all over. We just want to make sure your company relocates to the Denver metro area. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper - From the Rocky Mountain News Their CEO was kind of stupefied. But the fact is, we’re not in competition with Aurora. The metro area’s competition is with metro Shanghai, metro Bombay, metro Paris. That will require a much higher level of cooperation. To get bogged down over 50 jobs here or there, that isn’t just counterproductive—it’s crazy.”

11 11 Farmburbs From plannersweb.com

12 12 Metropolitan Atlanta Atlanta Metro Area - 28 counties —Nearly 5 million people— Atlanta Metro Area - 28 counties —Nearly 5 million people— City of Atlanta in Fulton County with a tiny portion of Dekalb —470,000 people— City of Atlanta in Fulton County with a tiny portion of Dekalb —470,000 people—

13 13 Atlanta’s Water Crisis

14 14 Three-fourths of Americans believe public transportation and smarter development will do more to cure traffic than building new roads. “Which of the following proposals is the best long-term solution to reducing traffic in your area?” 49% 26% 21% Improve public transportation Develop communities where people do not have to drive as much Build new roads Source: National Association of Realtors ® and Smart Growth America 2007 Poll

15 15 Detroit, Michigan 33 units per acre Photos by Alex S. MacLean Photos by Alex S. MacLean

16 16 Boston’s Back Bay 37 units per acre Left photo by Alex S. MacLean Left photo by Alex S. MacLean

17 17 Automobile-centric high density 21 units per acre Huntsville, AL 21 units per acre Huntsville, AL Photos by Alex S. MacLean Photos by Alex S. MacLean

18 18 People-centric high density Bethesda, MD Savannah, GA Capitol Hill Washington, DC Capitol Hill Washington, DC Top left and right Photos by Steve Davis Top left and right Photos by Steve Davis

19 19 Density with Design in Toronto

20 20 Dan Burden, noted pedestrian expert, has said that “when walking works in a community, everything works.” Walkability

21 21 Where would you walk? Images courtesy of the North Carolina Division of Community Assistance and the Appalachian Regional Commission.

22 22 Is this our future?

23 23 Or is there a better way?

24 thank you Gov. Parris N. Glendening President, Smart Growth Leadership Institute Gov. Parris N. Glendening President, Smart Growth Leadership Institute


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