As the price of land increases, many real estate developers are looking at flat-roof designs as a means of increasing the square footage of houses, much to the chagrin of historical preservationists and municipal officials.
Sep 21, 2006 The Wall Street Journal
A proposed land levy in the UK that is intended to raise funding for local governments has been shown in recent reports to fail to increase the amount of money trickling down to local municipalities.
Sep 20, 2006 Contract Journal
Revision to a Maryland state homebuying assistance program is catching some resistance from smart growth advocates as changed language seems to go against the original anti-sprawl intent.
Sep 20, 2006 The Baltimore Sun
The concept of sprawl and its attributes are broken down in simple terms in this Q&A with Indiana University Professor John Ottensmann.
Sep 20, 2006 Journal and Courier
With small lots and small houses, one Florida home builder is taking an unconventional approach to developing affordable housing.
Sep 19, 2006 Bradenton Herald
The LEED green building standards may not be green enough, as critics voice concerns over some allowed materials and an apparent building industry influence.
Sep 19, 2006 L.A. Weekly
Local government's preoccupation with regulating development and its failure to provide public infrastructure and maintain an attractive public realm is at the root of the current lack of affordable housing.
Sep 16, 2006 The New York Sun
A series of articles and reports addressing growth in the Western United States, including Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Idaho and other states.
Sep 15, 2006 New West
A week after its glowing profile in the New York Times, Atlanta's Beltline project could now be in jeopardy as a suburban developer threatens to sell his critical piece of the proposed transit corridor.
Sep 13, 2006 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A large subdivision in Nebraska is generating controversy over a zoning change that allows the developer to avoid paying for road improvements and maintenance. Residents fear this will open the door for other developers to find the same loophole.
Sep 13, 2006 Washington County Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise