Land Use

December 31, 2003, 6am PST
The development of mega-distribution warehouses, like one the size of 40 football fields, is being met with resentment and resistance by many residents.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 30, 2003, 10am PST
A new report details the costs of urban sprawl in southern Ontario.
Pembina Institute
December 30, 2003, 9am PST
Subsidies, condemnation, and lop-sided tax policies are among the many ways governments give chain stores an advantage over independent retailers.
Colorado Daily
December 30, 2003, 8am PST
A special use permit for a proposed Buddhist retreat has the community asking, what would Jesus do?
Times Union
December 29, 2003, 8am PST
A new study finds interesting contradictions in what Americans are willing to pay to live in new urbanist communities.
Wall St. Journal
December 28, 2003, 7am PST
The Army Corps of Engineers and the Audubon Society are among the stakeholders who are blocking the development of housing on an uninhabited island.
The Chicago Tribune
December 27, 2003, 1pm PST
Faced with increased enrollments that could double in the next 20 years, one high school in Illinois acquires a nearby aging golf course.
The Chicago Tribune
December 26, 2003, 3pm PST
How a mall near Charlotte, North Carolina symbolizes a continual problem of urban development.
Creative Loafing Atlanta
December 26, 2003, 9am PST
A regional visioning project has drawn about 2000 people to workshops to plan the future of the Sacramento region, in California.
The Sacramento Bee
December 25, 2003, 5am PST
This report from the Ohio Planning Conference includes three parts: A news article on growth controls, an editorial response, and an op-ed piece on impact fees.
Ohio Planning Conference
December 24, 2003, 1pm PST
Many, weary of sprawling conditions in Portsmouth, RI, look forward to 'ambitious' efforts to create a town center.
The Providence Journal
December 24, 2003, 12pm PST
America's most valuable resource is also the most endangered.
The Christian Science Monitor
December 24, 2003, 9am PST
Golden v. Ramapo marked the first time in the U.S. that a town was legally approved to control its own growth.
Planning Magazine
December 24, 2003, 7am PST
Ocean Springs, MS faces problems as the attorney general is set out to show that the collection of municipal impact fees on new development is illegal.
Clarion Ledger
December 20, 2003, 11am PST
Housing consistency in Ottawa may be shattered by new legislation.
The Ottawa Citizen
December 18, 2003, 12pm PST
The Florida DOT is encouraging transit-oriented development in South Florida with a pilot project that "officials hope will be a sign of things to come."
The Miami Herald
December 17, 2003, 12pm PST
'As military families migrate to better quarters at Fort Meade and elsewhere, local authorities strain to educate an influx of children.'
The Baltimore Sun
December 17, 2003, 9am PST
A Bush administration plan to allow expand snowmobile in Yellowstone National Park is rejected.
The Los Angeles Times
December 17, 2003, 6am PST
'Many port cities are struggling...because port and city leaders usually have different ideas about how waterfronts should be used. Only rarely have they worked together on a vision.'
The Baltimore Sun
December 15, 2003, 11am PST
Venezuela's supreme court ruled last month that one major government-sponsored land invasion was illegal.
The Christian Science Monitor