Land Use

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
July 15, 2003, 11am PDT
Scant legal basis matters little to bold claims of self-interest
Michigan Land Use Institute
July 14, 2003, 5am PDT
Rural Yolo County, CA has found a balance between urban growth and farmland preservation.
July 11, 2003, 12pm PDT
This workbook series is a guide for communities seeking to create a greenprint conservation program.
The Trust for Public Land
July 11, 2003, 11am PDT
Group offers a tour of downtown Buffalo that showcases parking lots and ramps in "all their glorious splendor" to draw attention to the fact that parking occupies much of downtown.
The Buffalo News
July 11, 2003, 7am PDT
A respected gerontologist envisions the ideal senior community.
Medford Mail Tribune
July 11, 2003, 6am PDT
A neighborhood in Charlotte, NC,grapples with transition to higher density, mixed uses, and rail service.
July 10, 2003, 12pm PDT
Successful TOD strategies don't happen in this NW DC neighborhood, which is accomplished in stopping good mixed-use projects like this library proposal.
The Washington Post
July 10, 2003, 7am PDT
Group recommends that state funds should be denied to projects that promote sprawl.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 9, 2003, 11am PDT
A 2-part story looks at efforts to preserve North Carolina's coast which are undermined by actions of the state legislature.
The News & Observer