Land Use

Greek orators, current solution-based efforts, and 25 photographs remind us of the central role of human opportunity in the urban environment.
3 hours ago   The Huffington Post
A bill that would allow exurban development before adequate transportation infrastructure is in place has caused a stir in Florida, where environmental groups are lobbying the governor for a veto.
May 18, 2009   The Bradenton Herald
Rick Harrison argues that smart growth looks good on paper, but in application the density creates a whole host of problems.
May 17, 2009   New Geography
Las Vegas and Southern Nevada are chock-full of planned communities. The region is also struggling with some of the harshest declines in property values in the nation. Though planned communities are seeing some sales, they are mainly in trouble.
May 17, 2009   Las Vegas Sun
Fuled by casino cash, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is buying up sections of Scott County, Minnesota at a rate that has local planners spinning.
May 16, 2009   Minneapolis/St. Paul Star Tribune
Water shortages and environmentally-based restrictions are leaving Central California's agricultural lands dry. As a result, farmers are increasingly tapping into groundwater sources. Many are calling on the state to monitor the use of its aquifers.
May 16, 2009   The New York Times
A private development of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, City Creek Center will be the largest mixed-use project in Salt Lake City.
May 15, 2009   The New York Times
With the auto industry struggling and car dealerships closing shop, what future do you see for empty car lots? Vote on ideas submitted by the Planetizen community, or suggest your own. Exclusive
May 15, 2009  By Planetizen
With growing concern over safety, Chico, CA, is considering creating new zoning restrictions to control where medical marijuana can be grown.
May 15, 2009   ChicoER.com
Plans to build a 12,000 home waterfront development on the San Francisco Bay have some environmentalists up in arms. But the developers claim the project will exemplify "smart growth".
May 14, 2009   San Jose Mercury News
Opinion
May 14, 2009   By Ian Sacs