RhodeMap RI (RMRI) is touted as an economic development plan, sponsored by the RI Division of Planning and funded by the federal government.  But in reality, RMRI is a grand experiment in extreme environmentalism and collectivist social engineering whose objectives include income redistribution, minimizing the authority of local governments, income-based housing quotas, an expansion of eminent domain at the expense of property rights, and increased government influence over many areas of our lives.  It is a step in the direction of failed Soviet Union policies, which eliminated most private property and forced the entire population into high-density areas where they could be more easily monitored.  RMRI is rooted in United Nations Agenda 21, which the UN euphemistically refers to as a “smart growth” initiative.