Smart Growth

Demographia's International Housing Affordability Surveys are widely cited in popular media and used by Opinion
5 days ago   By Todd Litman
An overhaul of the New Jersey State Plan proposed by the Governor's office would eliminate the State Plan Policy Map, which designated growth areas and conservation in the state.
Oct 21, 2011   NJ Spotlight
A new report from Strong Towns Initiative argues that sprawl-friendly policies and overbuilt infrastructure are keeping the economy from properly recovering.
Oct 9, 2011   New Urban Network
Geoff Andersen, president and CEO of Smart Growth America, explains the great work accomplished so far by the Partnership for Sustainable Communities and asks that readers pressure their senators today as a critical vote on program funding goes before the Senate tomorrow. Exclusive
Sep 19, 2011  By Geoffrey Anderson
Montecillo, a 293-acre 'urban village', is the first development to take advantage of El Paso's new Smart Code. The project launched in May, and the developer is already preparing to get Phase 2 off the ground.
Sep 14, 2011   El Paso Inc.
Jonathan Lerner reports from Fresno, where sprawling development has clashed with agriculture, the region's bread and butter. A new regional plan hopes to preserve farmland and ease tensions.
Sep 11, 2011   Miller-McCune
This is the third in a series of columns that respond to recent claims by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) that smart growth Opinion
Sep 5, 2011   By Todd Litman
Planners, architects, and urban designers talk the talk and walk the walk, but often in a cone of silence, unheard - or at least not understood -- by those outside the profession, says Scott Doyon.
Sep 3, 2011   PlaceShakers
Automobile travel imposes significant health risks. Traffic fatality rates, obesity and related illnesses such as diabetes, and total air pollution emissions tend to increase with per capita annual vehicle mileage. These risks help explain why United Opinion
Jul 25, 2011   By Todd Litman
Amid the dissolution of Borders bookstores in urban centers, Chuck Wolfe urges policymakers and the private market to assure "no let loss" in the spirit of natural resource protection to assure third places remain available in American cities.
Jul 25, 2011   Sustainable Cities Collective
Jon Geeting of Nazareth Patch says that something fishy is happening in the township of Lower Macungie as megaproject is approved on 600 acres of farmland.
Jul 23, 2011   Patch