I'm so lost. Smart growth advocates herald it as a good example of how smart growth can happen and the benefits it brings about. Sprawl advocates hail it as why smart growth implementation has failed and how smart growth has failed as a principle.
This is the same city we're talking about, right? Cox on one hand going blah blah, housing prices, blah blah, mass transit failure, blah blah, others going blah blah quality of life blah blah mass transit success.
what? i dunno what to think, i just can't seem to find a more neutral assessment of the city (if one exists).
(please, someone tell me what to think! )