In the early 90’s, many cities ushered in strict recycling goals, only to repeal them later because they were unreachable. Now, it looks like another nice-sounding but impractical environmental policy â€” that of so-called â€œsmart growthâ€ â€” is also starting to hit the skids. According to Kenneth Orski writing in Eco-logic, citizens from Virginia and New Jersey to Colorado and, yes, even California are mounting legal challenges against these anti-sprawl measures that are increasingly being seen as exclusionary and elitist. And the reason? Because smart growthâ€™s primary consequence has been to raise suburban housing prices, maximize developer profits, and deprive low income households an opportunity to pursue the American dream of home ownership.