San Luis Obispo County, along California's Central Coast, is at a crossroads. Will it go the way of Orange County and succumb to development pressures or will it follow Napa and Ventura Counties and protect its rural lands from exurban sprawl.
Sep 21, 2013 TraceSF
On 50th anniversary of the Jetsons, Hazel Borys celebrates city planning that isn't pie in the sky, but instead lets us cast a shadow.
May 3, 2013 PlaceShakers
A new study to be published in the fall issue of the Journal of Rural Health finds evidence that rural Americans are more likely to be overweight than their urban cohorts, reports Mary MacVean.
Sep 16, 2012 Los Angeles Times
Katharine Seelye writes on the clash between business interests and residents of rural Maine, where a proposed private toll road has revealed a difference in values.
Aug 7, 2012 The New York Times
As millions of rural poor move into Chinese cities, the country's legal residency system is making life difficult for the illegal rural migrants.
Aug 31, 2011 The New York Times
Census data shows that Lacrosse, WA (pop. 315) and other small, rural towns are getting smaller. Some blame the Conservation Reserve Program. But Lacrosse and many others aren't going quietly - they're fighting to hang on.
Mar 17, 2011 The Spokesman-Review
The rural Midwest produces much of our nation's food supply, and yet small towns in the heartland and around America are increasingly and ironically becoming food deserts - places where citizens have little access to fresh, healthy foods.
Jan 25, 2011 Grist
As China's cities grow, the economic policy that determines who is a rural resident and who is an urban resident are in need of some changes, according to this article.
Jan 9, 2010 Guardian
There is controversy over new sidewalk laws in Washington, DC.
Aug 12, 2009 The Washington Post
This segment form Oregon Public Broadcasting looks at the rise of wind farms in rural Oregon.
May 5, 2009 Oregon Public Broadcasting