Middlebury College students have been commissioned to simply get to know Starksboro, Vermont for a semester. The hope is that their findings will help develop a plan that embraces growth while upholding the things unique to the small town.
Dec 5, 2008 The New York Times
Architect Andres Duany spoke in front of architects on Tuesday, pointing out 50 years of mistakes made by architects and planners in the UK.
Dec 4, 2008 The Guardian (UK)
Clearly it has aroused enormous excitement and hope amongst California's smart growth advocates, but the new anti-sprawl, greenhouse gas-reducing law, SB 375, may do more in the tone it sets than in the changes its supporters hope it makes.
Dec 4, 2008 San Francisco Chronicle
The people of Salt Lake City have gotten behind the switch to mixed-use, and developers have been clearing away old sprawl. But the flailing economy has put projects on hold, leaving the city with a landscape full of holes.
Dec 3, 2008 Utah Stories
Kevin Fry, president of Scenic America, explains the threat to the urban fabric posed by lax billboard policies. He also explains how cities can avoid L.A.'s problems enforcing outdoor advertising codes.
Dec 2, 2008 The Planning Report
"Why did nobody notice it? If these things were so large, how come everyone missed them?" - Queen Elizabeth, on the global credit crunch.
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The Bureau of Land Management hasn't gone through with its plans to auction off leases on land, apparently intended to be explored for oil and gas.
Dec 1, 2008 Los Angeles Times
According to Philip Myrick, communities that will fare the best economically are the ones that think locally and employ placemaking strategies.
Dec 1, 2008 Project For Public Spaces
A proposed New Orleans hospital will have to be built on top of an historic neighborhood that some residents feel that they have just regained. Those in favor of the project insist that the selection of that site was necessary.
Dec 1, 2008 International Herald Tribune
Turning a New York landfill into a park may just reorganize the way people think about public parks in America.
Nov 30, 2008 New York Magazine