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Lewyn Addresses America

A little politics, a little urbanism- I also blog 100 percent on urbanism at and

When I went to CNU, we had a panel on how to deal with public paranoia about something called “Agenda 21” (some sort of pro-environmentalist UN document; apparently, a few John Birch Society types think anything anti-sprawl is part of a great conspiracy to foist it upon Americans).  Based on the discussion, you might think that most Republicans, or at least most Tea Party sympathizers, are rabidly opposed to anything pro-walkability because of concerns about Agenda 21.

Reality check: a new poll shows that 6 percent of Americans oppose Agenda 21 (with about an equal number in support), including only 14 percent of Republicans.   The overwhelming majority of Americans have never heard of it. 


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