San Francisco Chronicle on the new California land use law intended to reduce greenhouse emissions by encouraging transit oriented development.
SB375 uses incentives and requirements to encourage local governments
and developers to concentrate growth in urban areas or close to public
transportation hubs in an effort to reduce Californians' use of cars
and lower their greenhouse gas emissions. But it is a complicated law,
and its ultimate impact remains unclear.
Developers call this social engineering unless they can see a profitable angle -