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  • Richard Risemberg
    ... -- Richard Risemberg http://www.bicyclefixation.com http://www.newcolonist.com http://www.rickrise.com [Non-text portions of this message have been
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 19, 2011
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      > There's some good stuff out today from the Center for Clean Air Policy
      > on the economic dividends of smart growth. I'm still making my way
      > through their report, but I think some of the more interesting points
      > are that economic growth is not dependent on growth in driving, and
      > that the trend in American economic output has "de-coupled" from the
      > trend in driving.
      >
      > Money quote: While travel is essential to economic productivity, many
      > of the additional miles we are
      > forced to drive simply because of the layout of our cities and a lack
      > of options might be
      > dubbed �empty miles�
      >
      > Full report here:
      >
      > http://growingwealthier.info/docs/growing_wealthier.pdf
      >
      > Short summary here:
      >
      > http://growingwealthier.info/docs/gw_summary.pdf

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      Richard Risemberg
      http://www.bicyclefixation.com
      http://www.newcolonist.com
      http://www.rickrise.com







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