Smart Growth

I recently coauthored a paper for the Mercatus Institute (a think tank operating out of George Mason University) about the prevalence of regulations designed to promote smart growth and green building—in partic Opinion
3 days ago   By Michael Lewyn
Joel Kotkin's muddle-headed theory on babies and urban living is aimed at blocking housing choice for young families, argues Robert Steuteville.
Sep 12, 2013   Better! Cities & Towns
Respected consulting firm McKinsey & Company offers a detailed report on the steps city leaders around the world take to transform their cities into great places to live and work.
Sep 5, 2013   McKinsey & Company
As the U.S. military infuses smart growth principles into the planning for its bases, leaders can learn from one facility located south of Washington, DC that's been able to accommodate dramatic growth with smart planning and innovative initiatives.
Aug 9, 2013   DC.Streetsblog
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman looks at two great American cities, one losing population for decades and now filed for bankruptcy, the other growing rapidly but through sprawl, not smart growth. Yet Atlanta suffers lower social mobility.
Aug 4, 2013   The New York Times - The Opinion Pages
Some risks are tangible – we can perceive them directly. For example, your heart rate probably increases when you stand near a high ledge or face an angry wild animal. Opinion
Jul 29, 2013   By Todd Litman
Much has been written about the difficult relationship between conservatives and urbanism.  However, leftist progressives (that is, Americans who perceive themselves as more “progressive” or leftish than the average national Democrat)*  also come into conflict with the s Opinion
Jul 28, 2013   By Michael Lewyn
Recent studies report a noted decrease in traffic congestion in the D.C. area. Robert McCartney credits two trends and asks how the area should spend additional transportation revenues that will be generated by recent tax increases.
Jul 12, 2013   The Washington Post
Many jurisdictions have smart growth policies that encourage more compact, mixed, multi-modal development. Opinion
Jun 24, 2013   By Todd Litman
In the first entry in a series exploring the U.S. military's embrace of smart growth planning for its bases, Tanya Snyder looks at the United Facilities Criteria (UFC) for Installation Master Planning - the military's mixed-use marching orders.
Jun 19, 2013   DC.Streetsblog
The way we build our cities impacts the way the local governments serve them. As planners, we know this quite well thanks to a great new study published by Smart Growth America. Opinion
Jun 14, 2013   By Norman Wright