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The do's and don'ts of smart growth for San Diego


Friday, October 10, 2014

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With land in San Diego already at a premium, and 1 million more people projected to live in the region by 2050, building out isn’t an option anymore. Erik Bruvold, president of the National University Institute for Policy Research, said this leaves two options.
“We can either, with limited land and restrictions on the growth, do things like build around trolley stations, look at our first-ring suburbs and improve them and densify them,” Bruvold said.
“Or we can shove off our population growth requirements and housing needs, put them in southern Riverside County, where there’s plenty of land still and where you can continue to sprawl out.”