Land Use

One of the country's largest cities has been growing quickly and will continue to grow—how is Oklahoma City planning for the future?
9 hours ago   The Oklahoman
A new growth management law in Florida is both good news and bad news, says Jane Healy of the Orlando Sentinel.
Jun 9, 2009   Orlando Sentinel
The growth in hybrid car sales is a welcome sign that a major change in the automobile industry is afoot.  The shift to transport infrastructure that is not based on the archaic complexity of an internal combustion engine, with its hundreds of moving parts and compressed fuel explosions, has been long put off by an automobile industry, happy with status quo, partnered with oil cartels with the power to price their product as if it were in endless supply.  But with smack-in-the-face-reality fuel prices last summer, the collapse of the so-called “Big Three” over the winter, and the simultaneous Opinion
Jun 9, 2009   By Ian Sacs
Hayward, which is an East Bay suburb of San Francisco, has laid the groundwork for a nearly car-free housing development for environmentally conscious living.
Jun 9, 2009   San Francisco Chronicle
Officials of Bridgeport admitted that the city's Master Plan of Conservation and Development was improperly adopted last year.
Jun 8, 2009   Connecticut Post
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy spent two years looking at smart growth policies in a number of states to see how well they've achieved their goals. Gregory K. Ingram, President of the Institute, explains the results. Exclusive
Jun 8, 2009  By Gregory K. Ingram
Two representatives of a committee charged with implementing reductions in VMT to meet California's SB 375 goals discuss the challenges.
Jun 7, 2009   The Planning Report
Concern: Ames Shovel Shops might be demolished.
Jun 7, 2009   The Boston Globe
The Stafford Board of Supervisors opposed an ordinance which would require a minimum buildable lot area for agriculturally zoned parcels.
Jun 6, 2009   The Free Lance-Star
There was much ado at a recent L.A. City Council meeting when a group opposing a new 7-story development was allowed to speak after the project had been approved. It also appears the public speakers were cut short by a puppet show.
Jun 5, 2009   Los Angeles Times
I'm watching local Rochester-area advocates respond to presentations by three panelists on the subject of "Community Food Supply and Environmental Justice" at the Association for Opinion
Jun 5, 2009   By Jess Zimbabwe