Smart Growth

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.
2 days ago   CityLab
Having just returned from a United Nations-led tour of disaster-ravaged areas of Japan, Warren Karlenzig reports on efforts across the region to rebuild along smart growth and green economic development models.
Mar 6, 2012   Common Current
Lee Epstein and Kaid Benfield pen a post on the importance of working rural landscapes to the sustainability agenda, which seems to be increasingly overlooked by smart growth advocates.
Mar 5, 2012   Switchboard
Eric Jaffe discusses new charts released last week that purport to show the continued decline of vehicle-miles traveled in the United States, and wonders if increased urbanism can be credited as the cause.
Mar 2, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Last Thursday I debated the merits of smart growth with ‘Anti-planner’ Randal O'Toole at a community forum in Langley, a rapidly-growing suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia. A recording of the Debate and presenters' slide shows are available at www.southfraser.net/2012/02/smart-growth-debate-media.html. At the end more than three quarters of the audience voted for a pro-smart-growth resolution. Blog Post
Feb 27, 2012   By Todd Litman
Where there are no facts, sentiment rules. - Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West   Blog Post
Feb 22, 2012   By Michael Dudley
Drawing on 2010 Census data, the Coalition for Smarter Growth highlights the prevalence of alternative transportation in the nation's capital.
Feb 22, 2012   Greater Greater Washington
Bob Bengford, AICP, MAKERS, examines the goals and benefits, notable challenges, and lessons learned in providing on-site open space for multifamily developments, including a comparison of how a few Washington cities regulate this type of open space.
Feb 22, 2012   MRSC Planning Advisor
In an interview with the <em>San Diego Union-Tribune</em>, Geoffrey Anderson and Bill Fulton reflect on the new normal for development across the country, which astonishingly to anyone looking back twenty years, has absorbed Smart Growth principles.
Feb 17, 2012   UT San Diego
Andrew H. Whittemore contends that planners dismiss the far-fetched theories of a grand United Nations sustainability conspiracy at their own peril.
Feb 8, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
The 'lamestream media' picks up the story of Tea Party activists railing against efforts to control sprawl and conserve energy.
Feb 6, 2012   The New York Times