This past weekend, I was thrilled to present at the Congress for the New Urbanism in Buffalo, NY (CNU 22). Peter Katz and Joe Minicozzi showed how municipal revenue returns from compact development are exponentially higher than for conventional development. My presentation exposed the hidden, perverse subsidies that are embedded in our everyday financial tools, like development charges and impact fees, and that are working against our plans and policies for compact, more efficient development.

For those who are interested, here’s my presentation:

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