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Exclusivity and Anti-Environmentalism in Palo Alto and Vicinity

By Martin W. Lewis | March 12, 2012 | 4 Comments

The previous GeoCurrents post argued that opponents of urban intensification in wealthy suburban communities such as Palo Alto, California are motivated in part by their desire to protect their property values.  Commentator Nick Baldo took issue with that assessment, arguing that increased density actually has the opposite effect. In retrospect, I think that Baldo is correct. Environmentally responsible “smart growth” …

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