Thank you for sharing this excellent dialog between the 2 researchers.
I enjoyed reading it, esp. as a 'to-be-planner'- at SJSU.
I'm copying a listserve that alums, faculty, and some classmates belong to.
>From: "Amy Glad" <aglad@...>
>Subject: [HousingElementCommittee] news article
>Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 15:32:56 -0700
>Thought you might enjoy the following article. You need to follow the link
>for the full article.
>Ideological foes find common ground on sprawl
>Sam Staley is a libertarian researcher who wants government to stop trying
>to separate Americans from their cars. Joel Hirschhorn is an adviser to the
>National Governors Association who thinks most Americans hate driving to
>work and do it only because they have so few other choices. Staley and
>Hirschhorn confronted each other Saturday in Sacramento at a conference of
>statehouse reporters from around the country. But after a predictable
>exchange of unpleasantries about the automobile, a funny thing happened.
>Staley and Hirschhorn started to agree on the causes of urban sprawl and
>what should and should not be done to prevent it.
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