Smart growth is a case in point. It sounds great but there are a number of things wrong with it:
- It disses the very people it is trying to help, disparaging the communities where they bought or rented as being places of "sprawl" and other disparaging characteristics. That's not a good way to go around helping people.
Coincidentally, here's my suburban virtual neighbor Sprawled Out's post on a review of the book Sprawl.