Smart Growth

Wendell Cox and Hugh Pavletich recently released their latest International Housing Affordability Survey (IHAS), which compares single-family housing prices with incomes for various cities around the world. Blog Post
2 days ago   By Todd Litman
A Boston Globe columnist comes down strongly in favor of a mixed-use project in a Boston suburb, and laments the obstacles facing smart growth in this and other, similar, communities.
Dec 9, 2015   The Boston Globe
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In a recent blog, White House Economist Links Land Use Regulations: Housing Affordability and Inequality, Wendell Cox supports Smart Growth policies, alth Blog Post
Dec 8, 2015   By Todd Litman
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The COP21 United Nations Conference on Climate Change takes place in Paris from November 30 to December 11. Blog Post
Nov 30, 2015   By Todd Litman
Bloggers, pundits, authors, and researchers, have made the case for conservatives to embrace the effects of smart growth. Yet still, a distinctly partisan divide flavors the debate about how to make room for a growing number of Americans.
Nov 18, 2015   The Urban Edge
Of all the sub-topics in urban planning and design, the ones likely to generate the most anxiety are those where land use planning intersects with economic development. Ben Brown ruminates.
Nov 2, 2015   PlaceShakers
Critics often assume that newer buildings are inferior to old. The same was said when the old buildings were new.
Sep 27, 2015   City Commentary
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 13th annual Smart Growth Achievement Awards recognize communities that lead the way in compact, walkable growth.
Sep 19, 2015   Better Cities & Towns
As companies like Uber, Lyft, and Bridj expand to small scale transit options, they are setting the stage for a new kind of small scale transit oriented development where the new station is the sidewalk.
Sep 14, 2015   Mobility Lab
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The Center for Opportunity Urbanism recently released a report by Tory Gattis, Maximizing Opportunity Urbanism With Robin Hood Planning, wh Blog Post
Aug 20, 2015   By Todd Litman
A bit of a redefining moment is happening among European planners as they look for ways to address the growing complexity of their communities and the world.
Jul 27, 2015   CityLab