Smart Growth

A federal court recently found that the Wisconsin DOT exaggerated traffic projections to justify a highway widening project. Blog Post
Jun 2, 2015   By Todd Litman
Researchers look at the largely suburban South Bay area of Los Angeles to offer ways to retrofit auto-oriented suburbs for more pedestrian travel.
Jan 9, 2012   Access
The year 2011 may be remembered by some as the year planners began fielding objections about smart growth from Tea Party supporters. Nathan Norris offers his four-step process for responding.
Jan 9, 2012   PlaceShakers
Tea Partiers, anti-smart growthers and Wendell Cox all agree: Agenda 21, a United Nations program adopted in 1992, contains dangerous ideas that if implemented could damage economic growth and cement world government control over the U.S.
Dec 13, 2011   New Urban Network
The Times published three responses to op-eds by Leinberger and anti-sprawl contributor, Louise A. Mozingo. Univ. of IL urban planning professor and author Robert Bruegmann and Carnegie Endowment director Shin-Pei Tsay present contrasting viewpoints.
Dec 12, 2011   The New York Times - Letters To Editor
During his tenure as governor, Romney took several pro-smart growth actions, says Alec MacGillis in the New Republic.
Dec 2, 2011   The Oregonian
This year, the Environmental Protection Agency looked at "articulate" city plans that aimed for a more sustainable future. There were five plans across that nation that were awarded for "achievement in smart growth."
Dec 1, 2011   The Atlantic Cities
Each of the cities just north of Boston will use its federal funds however it sees fit to boost smart growth principles and local economic development.
Nov 13, 2011   The Boston Globe
In the thick of the campaign, the American Institute of Architects invited the eleven major candidates for mayor of San Francisco to debate their respective visions for the City by the Bay.
Nov 7, 2011   The Examiner
Let me tell you a scary story that you can use to frighten fellow planners at next week's Halloween party. It's not just fun and games – this story is true and may cause nightmares. Blog Post
Oct 27, 2011   By Todd Litman
Michael Mehaffy worked on Orenco Station in Portland, and says criticism that says it fails because most commuters drive to work misses the point of the forward-thinking development.
Oct 21, 2011   The Atlantic Cities