November 25, 2003, 2pm PST
An Orange County developer is successfully marketing dwelling units that owners can legally use to receive customers and hire employees in a suburban residential setting.
November 25, 2003, 6am PST
State's economic pain sows seeds of prosperity.
Michigan Land Use Institute
November 24, 2003, 7am PST
Houston, Texas is the only large American city with no formal zoning code. Does it matter?
November 23, 2003, 5am PST
Environmentalists and residents of Anne Arundel County, MD are worried by the recent development of old waterfront properties that predate current and tougher development regulations.
November 18, 2003, 1pm PST
Design-based coding is gaining popularity in Macon County's stalled planning process.
November 18, 2003, 11am PST
A recent study by Northern Illinois University recommends that 'counties and municipalities be given greater statutory power to coordinate land-use planning in shared transportation corridors.'
November 18, 2003, 8am PST
Sam Bass Warner Jr. reflects on the meaning of private property against the changing landscape of land use and ownership.
November 18, 2003, 7am PST
As nearly 60% of residents in Carroll County, MD commute to work, regional planners are proposing new zoning designations that would attract more businesses and light manufacturing to the county.
November 17, 2003, 8am PST
An editorial asserts that the founding fathers would not have approved of the smart growth movement.
November 17, 2003, 7am PST
Urban sprawl's impact on school funding is more of a smart growth issue than is commonly realized.
November 13, 2003, 12pm PST
A statewide housing task force recommends paying towns to 'approve new residences near transit stops, in towns centers and abandoned industrial areas.'
November 13, 2003, 9am PST
By 2025 nearly half of Americans will be cremated. A dramatic rise in the number of crematories has many communities worried about zoning and pollution.
November 12, 2003, 3pm PST
What will be the fate of growth restrictions imposed over the past 4 years in Loudoun County, Virginia?
November 12, 2003, 11am PST
Historic towns and farms located on the outskirts of Beijing are being engulfed by urban sprawl.
November 12, 2003, 9am PST
A former reporter writes a scathing book about innocent citizens who find themselves overwhelmed by draconian laws -- many of them land use and environmental.
November 12, 2003, 6am PST
Suburbs boom in the nation's new "low-SPF Sunbelt.
November 11, 2003, 2pm PST
Governor-elect of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger favors restoration of declining urban environments. His website criticizes "fiscally unsustainable sprawl" and promises new incentives revitalization of blighted areas.
November 11, 2003, 7am PST
Malls have been replaced by big-box superstores as the new town square. How long will it be until they have to surrender control to people exercising their free-speech rights?
November 10, 2003, 8am PST
In a "revolutionary action, anti-sprawl voters in Ann Arbor, MI, agree to a new tax to buy and preserve open space.
November 9, 2003, 11am PST
Building owners block access to previously agreed upon easement.