Preemption Prevents Innovation

“Preempting cities from expanding rights, building stronger economies and promoting innovation can be counterproductive and even dangerous. In the short term, further use of preemption would likely have devastating impacts on low-income and otherwise vulnerable populations in American cities. In the longer term, the squashing of localism means that innovative and creative public policy will suffer.”

Read the fullĀ op-ed on the threat to local innovation that preemption presents, by Benjamin Seigel, the Executive Director of the 21st Century Citieis Initiative at Johns Hopkins University, in U.S. News & World Report.