Tuesday Profile: Mr. Smart Growth

The Hill's Keith Laing sat down with former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening to talk "smart growth."

Here's an excerpt:

Glendening, a Democrat, is president of the Smart Growth Leadership Institute, a Washington-based group that encourages elected leaders to create “walkable communities” organized around public transportation and environmental preservation.

It’s fitting that Glendening is at the helm of the group, as he is widely credited with coining the term that now defines its mission.

“I’m one of those old-fashioned people who believe very strongly that policy matters,” said Glendening, who began using the term “smart growth” during a campaign against suburban sprawl in his first term as governor.

You can read the rest of Laing's profile here.