But problems arise from the patchwork approach to growth in a region where hundreds of local communities control land-use decisions.
His reactive, patchwork approach in domestic policy is precisely mirrored in foreign policy.
This patchwork approach has revealed a flexibility in the justice system but also what critics call an overly broad assertion of presidential authority.
But that patchwork approach looks like it may not hold off the critical masses.
But he lamented Mr. Bush's "patchwork approach," saying "it will do little to insure that children get the health care they need."
Qantas said the "patchwork approach" was flawed, but its policy was to comply with carbon law wherever it operated.
Even the electronics industry doesn't like this patchwork approach, but so far, no one has come up with anything better.
We can't have a patchwork approach any longer.
Instead of making difficult choices, Albany fell back on a patchwork approach, raising a little here, saving a little there.
The Senate's patchwork approach is not workable and could cause economic disruption.