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Unformatted text preview: ng sprawl opens up space for more public participation Kirkman, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Science and Technology in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Spring 2010 [Project Muse - Robert, “Did Americans Choose Sprawl,” Ethics and the Environment, Volume 15, Number 1, accessed 6/30/12] SM That deliberation about values may take place in a public forum and be subject to public standards of reasonableness brings me around to an important point. Even when the debate over the origins of sprawl is cast in terms of the private choices of individual consumers, larger political questions lie just below the surface. This is to say the debate between anti-sprawl advocates and their critics, especially those with a libertarian bent, is a political contest in at least two senses of the term. Not only is it a contest for influence in matters of public policy, but it is a contest over matters of political theory , in particular: Who has the legitimate authority to make decisions about the structure of the built environment, incl...
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