SEATTLE — The National Association of Home Builders is scheduled to debate the Sierra Club today on the topic of urban growth and sprawl.

The event, titled “Showdown in Seattle,” is part of the NAHB’s National Green Building Conference. It is to feature Gary Garczynski, first vice president of the builders association, and Carl Pope, the Sierra Club’s executive director.

This is the first time officials from both organizations will face each other to debate urban growth. Issues for discussion are to include how growth can best be planned in communities of various sizes nationwide.

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