Land Use

August 2, 2003, 11am PDT
Form-based code proposing mixed uses generates interest in Savannah.
Savannah Morning News
July 31, 2003, 12pm PDT
Columbia University plans a 17-acree multibillion-dollar expansion in West Harlem.
The New York Times
July 31, 2003, 11am PDT
Congress weighs the sprawl-induced fat problem.
Michigan Land Use Institute
July 30, 2003, 2pm PDT
In Wisconsin, opponents of its "Smart Growth" law worry about erosion of properties rights and complain that land-use plans are too expensive.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 30, 2003, 12pm PDT
Report finds long-term costs of sprawl outweigh short-term benefits.
The Toronto Star
July 30, 2003, 11am PDT
The fastest growing city in Oregon tries to avoid looking like its boomtown neighbor to the south.
The Oregonian
July 30, 2003, 7am PDT
Open space advocates laud Massachusetts governor's efforts to protect public parks from development.
The Boston Globe
July 28, 2003, 11am PDT
An effort to create a new arts district will drive out used car lots through retroactive zoning.
The Washington Post
July 26, 2003, 9am PDT
A new system that limits the number of homes built annually has pitted large landowners against residents who fear the loss of rural character.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 25, 2003, 11am PDT
The Town Courier presents a special insert-report on a 'Tune up Charrette' for Kentlands, MD.
The Town Paper
July 23, 2003, 2pm PDT
A petition drive in Florida calls for a constitutional amendment that would forbid land-use changes without a referendum.
July 23, 2003, 12pm PDT
Critics say large-scale churches seeking to locate in rural preserves increase traffic, invite strip malls, pave over open space, and undermine conservation efforts.
The Washington Post
July 22, 2003, 8am PDT
In an effort to stop "big box" retail and commercial development calls for a ban on stores larger than 55,000 square feet.
The Buffalo News
July 21, 2003, 8am PDT
Hillside living in becoming increasingly popular. How do planners write zoning laws that allow hillside development while preserving natural landmarks?
The Arizona Republic
July 21, 2003, 6am PDT
The practice of creating 'mansion' homes on small footprints adjacent to traditional smaller homes is causing an "architectural identity crisis."
The Los Angeles Times
July 19, 2003, 1pm PDT
A federally-funded planning study in Massachusetts will take a comprehensive look at water management in one of the fastest-growing regions in the state.
The Boston Globe
July 19, 2003, 11am PDT
Arlington County, VA is willing to forego a baseball stadium for other developments that would yield more economic benefits.
The Washington Post
July 17, 2003, 10am PDT
How much are you willing to pay for the American Dream?
The Detroit News
July 17, 2003, 9am PDT
Residents of Los Angeles' sprawling San Fernando valley say they'd be willing to reside in or near urban villages.
The Los Angeles Times
July 16, 2003, 9am PDT
Is RLUIPA, which bars government from enforcing zoning codes on religious organizations, being opened to widespread abuse?
Wall St. Journal