Land Use

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
December 14, 2003, 1pm PST
With $4 billion of housing at issue, Stapleton's master developer wants to persuade people to move back to the city for the schools.
The Denver Post
December 13, 2003, 9am PST
Two local organizations to audit streets for pedestrian safety in Providence, RI.
The Providence Journal
December 11, 2003, 1pm PST
A third of Detroit's 139-square-miles now consists of weed-choked lots and deteriorating buildings.
InfoShop News
December 11, 2003, 11am PST
A Florida court overturns a local judge's ruling that would have allowed property owners to build on up to 15,000 lots created before strict land-use requirements were enacted.
Florida Keys News
December 10, 2003, 10am PST
Smart growth's benefits are not enough to counter the market incentives to sprawl.
Portland Press Herald
December 9, 2003, 2pm PST
Pembina Institute finds that existing provincial policies are an obstacle to reforming land use planning in Ontario
Pembina Institute
December 9, 2003, 7am PST
A miner who owns claims along an Oregon creek brings a suit that could shift the balance between development and preservation.
The Christian Science Monitor
December 8, 2003, 2pm PST
The truth hurts but hopefully we can learn from it.
The Philadelphia Inquirer