Vid: CA vs. The Suburbs—Planners, Smart Growth, and the Manhattan Delusion


"If you really believe that suburbs are going to die, then let them die, and let the market address the situation" says Joel Kotkin, Chapman University professor and urban planning specialist.

But letting the market work is far from ideal for California's regional planners and local politicians, who want almost 70 percent of new housing over the next 25 years to be multi-unit apartment-style dwelliings, despite the facts that more than half of Southern California households reside in a single-family home and that more people are leaving California than are coming in.

Watch the Reason TV video above to learn more about the ideology, politics, and outcomes of modern urban planning. Or click below for the full text and downloadable versions.

About 6:30 minutes.

Produced by Zach Weissmueller. Shot by Sharif Matar, Paul Detrick and Weissmueller.