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DLC | New Dem Dispatch | May 20, 2020
Idea of the Week: Revitalizing "First Suburbs"
Sprawl and "smart growth" may be associated in some people's minds with the recent past, but it's a problem, and a potential solution, with a big future.

PPI | Testimony | May 6, 2020
The Role of Road Pricing in Reducing Traffic Congestion
By Robert Atkinson
While technologies enabling no-hassle road pricing have advanced dramatically, federal and state laws and resistance by transportation agencies hold back this promising innovation.

PPI | Policy Report | December 10, 2020
Getting Unstuck: Three Big Ideas To Get Americans Moving Again
By Robert D. Atkinson
As they consider the first major federal transportation legislation of the 21st century, Congress and the administration need to go beyond the status quo and embrace fundamental reform, including increasing surface transportation funding, demanding real accountability for results from states, and harnessing market incentives to solve congestion.

DLC | New Dem Daily | June 1, 2020
Idea of the Week: HOT Lanes
The common spectacle of little-used HOV lanes is creating a backlash. A different model could provide the solution: HOT lanes (High Occupancy/Toll Lanes). They reduce traffic congestion; generate revenues for transportation projects; and provide an option for commuters willing to pay to avoid jams.

DLC | New Dem Daily | September 26, 2020
Suburban Sprawl: Bubbling Up
It hasn't yet become a major issue in the presidential campaign (though vice-presidential candidate Joe Lieberman did talk about it in a recent appearance in Colorado), but "suburban sprawl" is becoming a sleeper issue in Congressional contests around the country.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 1, 2020
Mapping Our Way Out of Gridlock
By Robert D. Atkinson
We need more roads, smarter driving, and sensible development. New laws, and incentives, can give us all three.

DLC | The New Democrat | July 1, 2020
Preventing Sprawl In New Mexico
New Mexico faces the challenges from urban sprawl that were analyzed so well in your March/April cover story.

DLC | The New Democrat | May 1, 2020
The Sprawl Debate, Cont. (I)
Despite repeated pleas from their suburban and rural constituents, Republicans in the Colorado legislature continue to ignore the sprawl issue.

DLC | The New Democrat | May 1, 2020
The Sprawl Debate, Cont. (II)
Making sprawl a centerpiece of his presidential campaign is part of the Vice President's strategy to build a new political base in the suburbs while holding on to urban voters.

DLC | The New Democrat | March 1, 2020
A Sprawling Debate
By The Editors

DLC | The New Democrat | March 1, 2020
Sprawl Is Where The Voters Are
By Richard Moe and Carter Wilkie
Unrestrained development is being undermined by its own constituency.

DLC | The New Democrat | March 1, 2020
The New Economy Metropolis
By Robert D. Atkinson
Digital forces are driving dispersal.

DLC | The New Democrat | March 1, 2020
The Revolt Against Sprawl
By Debra S. Knopman
Politicians everywhere are searching for solutions to poorly planned local development.

DLC | The New Democrat | March 1, 2020
The State Versus Sprawl
By Rob Gurwitt
Bumps on the road to Smart Growth in Maryland.

DLC | The New Democrat | March 1, 2020
The Sunny Side of Sprawl
By Fred Siegel
It's the price we pay for the creation of the first mass upper-middle class.

DLC | New Dem Daily | February 26, 2020
Dealing With Sprawl Without Demonizing Suburbs
New Democrats should respond to the new political issue of sprawl, but carefully, and never forgetting that where and how one lives is among the most personal of decisions.

DLC | Talking Points | June 13, 2020
"Sprawl" is poorly managed suburban development that degrades the quality of life, particularly in suburbs. Its characteristics vary from place to place, but usually include increased traffic congestion, disappearance of open spaces, and strains on public infrastructure from schools to sewers.

Admin | Memo | October 28, 2020
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