Government / Politics

March 5, 2008, 11am PST
<p>Alaska's "bridge to nowhere" would really be a bridge to sprawl -- and that's why it'll be a crucial issue in the upcoming Senate re-election campaign of 84-year-old Ted Stevens against Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
March 5, 2008, 8am PST
<p>What is your county doing to preserve open spaces important to your community? And is it effective? If the answers to those questions are "not enough" and "no", read on and take these effective strategies to your lawmakers.</p>
The Daily Green
March 5, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Government subsidy programs designed to support the production of the four major food crops are limiting - even penalizing - small farmers' ability to meet regional demand for local fruits and vegetables.</p>
The New York Times
March 5, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Canada's new federal budget allocates $500 million for public transit and makes a "permanent" commitment to allocating a portion of the gas tax to municipalities for infrastructure-related spending. But is it enough?</p>
CBC News
March 4, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>This opinion piece from <em>The Boston Globe</em> calls for an end to the special treatment and unfair taxes levied on city residents.</p>
The Boston Globe
March 4, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>The long-running tri-state battle over water rights between Florida, Alabama and Georgia have yet to be resolved, so the federal government has announced its intentions to impose its own solution.</p>
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 4, 2008, 10am PST
<p>As the city of San Diego prepares to consider a new general plan, the <em>San Diego Union-Tribune</em> looks back at the last 100 years in city planning.</p>
The San Diego Union-Tribune
March 4, 2008, 7am PST
<p>This report from <em>NPR</em> examines the controversy and battle brewing between the federal government and small towns in Texas over a Department of Homeland Security plan to build more than 700 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.</p>
March 3, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>A proposal to sell the naming rights of Chicago's Wrigley Field is being seen as a relaxation of the ballpark's historic landmark restrictions and may open the door for city-wide landmark designation challenges, according to this commentary.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
February 29, 2008, 11am PST
<p>This article from the <em>LA Weekly</em> looks at efforts by the city planning department and key politicians to increase the density of the city.</p>
LA Weekly
February 28, 2008, 9am PST
<p>Lawmakers in Idaho have proposed a bill that seeks to limit urban renewal district abuses.</p>
Idaho Business Review
February 28, 2008, 8am PST
<p>Due to the relaxation of FAA height limits, downtown Miami may see its ever-changing skyline rise even higher.</p>
The Miami Herald
February 28, 2008, 6am PST
<p>If a group of bipartisan governors from some of the nation's largest states have their way, the $168 billion economic stimulus package will include $30 billion to repair the nation's infrastructure, including road, rail, and bridges.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle
February 27, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>The city of San Francisco is considering a proposal to require most new commercial and residential buildings to comply with the green building standard LEED.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
February 27, 2008, 10am PST
<p>The pleas of governors from across the country for more infrastructure funding have been shot down by President George W. Bush.</p>
The New York Times
February 27, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Bars in Minneapolis have found a workaround to evade the state's ban on smoking in bars: stage "theater nights" and let all patrons be "actors" in a show that allows smoking.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
February 26, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>The cities of Vallejo, California, and McCall, Idaho, are considering filing for bankruptcy.</p>
February 26, 2008, 10am PST
<p>The Bay Area's $158 million Urban Partnership Grant is in trouble. It appears politically unlikely that a roadway toll will pass the legislature, so officials hope to change the flat Golden Gate Bridge toll to a variable toll to receive the grant.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle
February 26, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Should everyone pay for a few people to live in fire- and disaster-prone areas?</p>
The Los Angeles Times
February 25, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>An Australian planner has confessed to having a series of affairs with prominent developers and subsequently approving their plans for major developments.</p>
The Age