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A "population policy" in the jargon of those who try to contemplate a positive future means coordinated policies and practices that work toward a sustainable population. The basic, unpolluted definition of "sustainable" refers to that which can be continued *indefinitely* given all known factors. All such considerations depend on the recognition of quantities and limits in the real-world physical realm.
Overdevelopment considered on any scale from local to global is development that cannot be sustained. Overpopulation from local to global is human population that cannot be sustained with people doing what they do. Against such measures, the development of a particular public transportation project may or may not be positive; more jobs in a place may or may not be positive, depending on the nature of the jobs.
Posted by: Carl May | March 25, 2017 at 02:30 PM
We do have a population policy! It's "build as much as you can as far away from public transit and jobs as possible." We're just trying to keep up with L.A.
Posted by: Erin by the Beach | March 24, 2017 at 10:14 PM
Fun stuff. An overdeveloped county without a population policy gives classes on "sustainability." It's clear the co-option and redefinition of that word by growth-addled governments is blindly accepted by most people.
Posted by: Carl May | March 24, 2017 at 11:24 AM