NG smart growth_150National Geographic has a fairly awesome new web feature. It’s an interactive look at smart growth that does a good job of spelling out—with pictures!—some of the key differences between low density sprawl and healthier compact communities. There’s more in the magazine.

Unfortunately, NG’s representation of healthy urban development seems to make a puzzling omission. I was unable to find the multibillion dollar giantnew elevated freeway through the heart of town—the hallmark of responsible planning for the future.

A bit odd, if you ask me.