In China, the concerns of the few are unlikely to stand in the way of progress for the many. This has been made abundantly clear in Zhejiang province where a new motorway has been built around the home of a couple that has refused to move.
Nov 23, 2012 The Independent
Driven by recent controversies over efforts to have historic buildings designated as landmarks over owner objections, the city of Denver is looking at revising its historic-landmark designation ordinance to prevent "real-estate terrorism."
Nov 5, 2012 The Denver Post
While it might seem like the Agenda 21 conspiracy theorists have arisen quite quickly out of the murky backwaters of the Republican party, Llewellyn Hinkes-Jones traces the lengthy enti-environmentalist roots of the movement.
Sep 2, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Locals expressed fear and resistance over a revision to Chattanooga, Tennessee's urban growth plan.
Nov 20, 2011 Chatanooga Times Free Press
WebUrbanist tells the curious story of the Gate Tower Building in Osaka, Japan. Property rights battles between the owners and transportation planners resulted in a high-rise tower with a freeway running through the 5th floor.
Nov 14, 2011 WebUrbanist
With the help of Councilmember Paul Krekorian of the Los Angeles City Hall, Studio City residents developed an anti-mansionization ordinance called the "Residential Floor Area" to limit the size of residential construction on existing lots.
Oct 7, 2011 The Patch
A comic book is helping municipal employees in Brazil to understand how to catalog land for the collection of property taxes.
Jul 26, 2011 At Lincoln House
The front yard of a home in suburban Plymouth, England is completely enveloped by a leylandii tree. Neighbors say it's an eyesore, the owner says he's being unfairly targeted.
Sep 7, 2010 The Guardian U.K.
Landowners in Gunnison, Colorado are claiming that rafters passing through on the banks of the Gunnison River are trespassing. Do property rights extend into the water?
Jun 2, 2010 On The Commons
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was part of an appeals-court panel in 2006 that favored a private developer with the authority to seize land by eminent domain.
Jul 27, 2009 The Christian Science Monitor