Unhealthy By Design? Not If Cities Plan Liveable, Dense, Walkable Neighborhoods
June 26, 2006
LA Planning Director Gail Goldberg and California Endowment head Dr. Robert Ross encourage healthy communities through smart planning.
"We can create plans with support from the mayor, the City Council, and the planning commission. But their potential for implementation is very small unless the community really embraces it and believes that the plan captures their aspirations for their neighborhood. And that demands a level of dialogue that we in this city have never had before. It demands a certain trust that we have with the community to listen to their issues. It demands recognition that if smart growth is really so smart, the neighborhoods will see that too."