CSG's Schwartz, NCPPR's Almasi debate the smart growth movement, property rights
The Virginia Supreme Court just threw out controversial slow-growth regulations passed by Loudoun County, Virginia. The ruling could allow more than 50,000 homes to be built in a county that is trying to contain rapid suburban development. And in November, Oregon voters passed a property rights measure that some feel could be fatal to that state's strict development limits. Oregon is often cited by "smart growth" advocates as a model for combating sprawl. What does all this mean for the "smart growth" movement? Stewart Schwartz of the Coalition for Smarter Growth, and David Almasi, director of the National Center for Public Policy Research, join OnPoint to discuss the state of the battle over sprawl, smart growth and property rights.