Land Use

August 27, 2003, 12pm PDT
Environmentalists, developers, and the community are at odds over the future of riverfront in Fort Lauderdale's redevelopment area.
August 25, 2003, 10am PDT
To reduce elderly driver crashes, we will need to "redesign the suburbs" and provide alternative transportation choices for Americans.
The Washington Post Writers Group
August 24, 2003, 1pm PDT
A town in Cape Cod, MA is trying to declare itself a 'district of critical planning concern' in efforts to slow growth in the area.
The Boston Globe
August 22, 2003, 5am PDT
Ana Marie Cox reports from the front lines of the anti-smart growth movement. Is 'Gucci sprawl' the smart growth movement's dirty little secret?
August 21, 2003, 12pm PDT
Panel proposes far-reaching changes for state laws and policies in Michigan.
Lansing State Journal
August 21, 2003, 6am PDT
Planners propose form-based code in Savannah.
Savannah Morning News
August 20, 2003, 7am PDT
A lawsuit over the siting a church in a small town in Illinois cites racism and discrimination in land use.
The Chicago Tribune
August 19, 2003, 1pm PDT
Joel Schwartz and Wendell Cox argue that "Smart Growth" is a dumb choice unless you want higher housing prices and increased traffic congestion.
Reason Public Policy Institute
August 19, 2003, 9am PDT
Reason Magazine looks at one town's struggle to save mom-and-pop porn shops. Are legitimate adult uses a new strategy for community development?
Reason Online
August 18, 2003, 2pm PDT
Swedish furniture retailer Ikea's largest Asian store opens in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.
BBC News
August 18, 2003, 10am PDT
A town in Florida is paying another town to fulfill their affordable housing requirements.
August 18, 2003, 8am PDT
The nation's coastal areas are experiencing a dramatic transformation.
The Washington Post
August 17, 2003, 9am PDT
As President Bush reports advances on his campaign promise to spend nearly $5 billion on upgrading national parks, critics point out exaggerations and his poor environmental record.
The Chicago Tribune
August 15, 2003, 5am PDT
The Thoreau Institute offers a defense of strip developments, comparing planners' attempts to remove them as similar to the urban renewal programs of the 1950s.
The Thoreau Institute
August 12, 2003, 5am PDT
Utah plans to direct funds to rural areas that plan ahead.
The Salt Lake Tribune
August 11, 2003, 7am PDT
The thrust of contemporary urban planning might make sense if we were bees or ants. But we aren't, writes Wendell Cox.
Heartland Institute
August 11, 2003, 6am PDT
In a city rated as one of the nation's best places to live, a proposed plan asks voters for money to fight sprawl.
The Detroit Free Press
August 9, 2003, 11am PDT
Florida considers a proposal to put development to a vote and give voters control over planning issues.
August 8, 2003, 10am PDT
The Michigan Land Use Leadership Council recommends recommended directing a quarter of the state’s auto-related sales tax to finance new public transit programs in Michigan.
Michigan Land Use Institute
August 8, 2003, 4am PDT
Wisconsin's 4-year-old law requiring all its local governments to develop "comprehensive land-use plans" by 2010 is creating a backlash at the grassroots level and in the state legislature.
Reason Online