How Should Texas Grow?

NCPA & PRI To Co-Host Conference On Urban Sprawl Issues

DALLAS, (March 12, 2001) -- According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Texas is expected to grow by more than 7 million people by the year 2025-the second largest increase in the nation. According to federal government estimates, Texas is developing over 250 square miles a year to accommodate its rapid population and job growth. As such, policy makers all across the state face formidable challenges.

To that end, the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) will co-host a one-day conference this week with the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy entitled: How Should Texas Grow? An Exploration of Policy Tradeoffs. The goal of the conference is to provide policy makers at the state level and local level - especially those in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex - with a range of ideas from some of the nation's leading experts on how to deal with the linkages between land use planning, transportation, and environmental concerns.

WHO: National Center For Policy Analysis & Pacific Research Institute For Public Policy

WHAT: How Should Texas Grow? An Exploration Of Policy Tradeoffs.

WHEN: Friday, March 16, 2001, 7:30 Am To 3:00 PM

WHERE: Miro Room (Breakfast & Lunch), Monet Room (Panel Sessions), Wyndham Anatole Hotel, 2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207