Land Use

October 7, 2003, 7am PDT
More and more homebuyers in Los Angeles are eschewing suburban homes and the long commutes that come with them.
The Los Angeles Times
October 6, 2003, 10am PDT
How are land use patterns affected by the public's view of developers?
The Washington Post
October 5, 2003, 5am PDT
Despite community pressure, the City of Waukegan, IL must allow a developer to build a housing subdivision through a golf course, making many nearby residents angry.
The Chicago Tribune
October 3, 2003, 10am PDT
Michigan's Smart Growth Governor embraces new approach to prosperity
Michigan Land Use Institute
October 3, 2003, 8am PDT
Wal-Mart cites environmental concerns for abandoning plans to build a "supercenter" over an aquifer but the retail giant also faced strong community opposition.
Austin American-Statesmen
October 3, 2003, 5am PDT
The unabated malling of America is a trend that may end badly -- for communities and households.
Fortune
October 2, 2003, 10am PDT
Contradicting smart growth advocates, a study concludes that road construction does not lead to more sprawl.
The News & Observer
October 1, 2003, 9am PDT
Scenic areas are equally valuable to developers and preservationists.
The Christian Science Monitor
September 30, 2003, 10am PDT
James Howard Kunstler writes that for children, there is "no escape from America's car-dependent, cheap-oil fiesta."
Michigan Land Use Institute
September 28, 2003, 5am PDT
The latest of several around disputes around the United States that finds communities treating "mega-churches" like out of control shopping malls, accusing them of violating zoning laws and of overwhelming neighborhoods.
National Public Radio
September 26, 2003, 2pm PDT
Excitement comes to a planning office in a sleepy town in Illinois, as a couple is arrested after trying to bribe the zoning coordinator.
The Chicago Tribune
September 25, 2003, 9am PDT
Airports are becoming the new 'downtowns', and cities are springing up around them.
USA Today
September 24, 2003, 8am PDT
Wendell Cox criticizes the study that claim a link between urban sprawl and obesity.
The Heritage Foundation
September 22, 2003, 8am PDT
How the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourages coastal sprawl.
Democracy Now!
September 22, 2003, 7am PDT
Local gas stations are being threatened as big-box outlets offer gas for lower prices.
The Los Angeles Times
September 21, 2003, 7am PDT
A new street grid that combines the cul-de-sac pattern of the modern suburb and the grid pattern from the early 1900s could change the way developments are built.
The Toronto Star
September 19, 2003, 5am PDT
Private property rights and local control have been linchpins of American community life for centuries. Can we have both?
Reason Public Policy Institute
September 18, 2003, 10am PDT
Smart Growth's opponents love taxpayer investments, decry citizen involvement
Michigan Land Use Institute
September 18, 2003, 8am PDT
Scientists say sprawl makes regions vulnerable to flooding.
Delaware News Journal
September 16, 2003, 10am PDT
Scarce land, high housing prices, and convoluted local rules are resulting in developers resorting to odly-shaped lots. While some say it's creative planning, other warn of problems.
The Washington Post