Land Use

April 16, 2003, 6am PDT
Zephyrhills, Florida, City Council members cleared the way Monday night for a Lowe's home improvement store, against the advice of city planner Todd Vande Berg who found the plans in conflict with the comprehensive plan.
The St. Petersburg Times
April 16, 2003, 5am PDT
Proponents of property rights and other conservatives are attacking smart growth as a theory dreamed up by out-of-touch urban planners.
California Planning and Development Report
April 15, 2003, 10am PDT
In Michigan as elsewhere, fiscal distress accentuates the need for reforming wasteful development patterns.
The Brookings Institution
April 14, 2003, 1pm PDT
Lessons for Michigan from other states.
Michigan Land Use Institute
April 11, 2003, 5am PDT
Opponents to the region's planning policies say they feel powerless to stop the wave of high density development encroaching on their neighborhoods.
The Oregonian
April 10, 2003, 11am PDT
McLaughlin County's new Planning Director may be the first in Maryland to deal with a completely built-out county.
The Baltimore Sun
April 10, 2003, 6am PDT
Residents of Land O'Lakes question plans to put 1,000+ homes in their semirural neighborhood.
The St. Petersburg Times
April 9, 2003, 11am PDT
Carbon County, WY has adoped a square mile minimum zoning based on the county's comprehensive plan.
Star Tribune
April 9, 2003, 9am PDT
Florida's Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would make it difficult for local governments to restrict certain types of construction and development.
April 8, 2003, 11am PDT
A major newly-discovered L.A. fault line has geologists quaking.
The Christian Science Monitor
April 8, 2003, 8am PDT
New Jersey publishes a tri-color map to help fight sprawl.
The Star-Ledger
April 7, 2003, 5am PDT
Is the consevation subdivision concept being misuesd to promote projects that cause urban sprawl?
Tallahassee Democrat
April 5, 2003, 1pm PST
Gov. James E. McGreevey who has vowed to stamp out sprawl is seen by many builders as a "smart growth zealot."
The New York Times
April 4, 2003, 12pm PST
New Jersey governor to give local jurisdictions power to halt development.
Inman News
April 4, 2003, 8am PST
According to Reason Research Fellow Chris Fiscelli, California needs market-oriented approaches, not restrictive land use controls, to grow smarter.
Reason Public Policy Institute
April 4, 2003, 5am PST
The proposed mixed-use North Rim Village development, influenced by New Urbanism, would be the first true neighborhood in the San Antonio suburbs.
San Antonio Express-News
April 2, 2003, 11am PST
Michigan sprawl increases waistlines and health care costs.
Michigan Land Use Institute
April 2, 2003, 7am PST
Michigan Land Use Leadership Council is charged with recommending new land use rules to curb urban sprawl.
The Detroit News
April 1, 2003, 7am PST
Over-regulated housing markets are expensive and the limited availability of land creates sprawl.
The State
April 1, 2003, 6am PST
Smart growth planning effor will include a public Education campaign.
The Indianapolis Star