Beatley, Timothy
April 2009
Planning;Apr2009, Vol. 75 Issue 4, p49
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The article discusses use of funds made available under the U.S. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. It argues that the law's focus on shovel-ready projects obviates planning and investing in sustainable projects. The author worries that the rush to allocate funds sacrifices an opportunity to plan around many important issues like climate change and energy use in coordinated fashion.


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