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Weighing in on Obama's Urban Policy

by Rachel Levitt


Tags: Environment, green living, Office of Urban Policy, Barack Obama, environmental issues, Walk Score, Front Seat, WorldChanging,

Software company Front Seat, the outfit behind the Walk Score website on walkable neighborhoods, has launched Obama Urban Policy, a website that allows readers to express their thoughts and opinions on president-elect Barack Obama’s proposed Office of Urban Policy. Readers can nominate and vote on issues they feel deserve the most attention from the future administration.

The most popular idea is far and away the development of a “world-class rail network,” followed by “change zoning laws to promote walkable development” and “end subsidies for car-dependent development” at a distant second and third, respectively.

(Thanks, Worldchanging.)