Local Growth Control Versus the Freedom to Migrate,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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Just five years ago, America was concerned, naively, about designing national policies to change the pattern of settlement. There was talk of siphoning off excess population from congested cities by simply constructing new cities here and there around the national landscape. Interest in reversing the age-old flow of migrants from rural to urban areas was renewed, on the basis that it is good to preserve a rural-urban balance in the national population. Today the focus has changed from a national perspective to a local one, for it is on a local scale that the consequences of people moving about are directly felt. Many communities are now stubbornly challenging some accepted inalienable rights by their reluctance to accept the principle that growth is good.
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