Smart Growth

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
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. Blog Post
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 Blog Post
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. Blog Post
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. Blog Post
Jun 14, 2013   By Norman Wright
On the Westside of L.A., where rush hour traffic slows to a crawl on the best days, a proposed transit-oriented development called the 'quintessential example' of smart growth by the Mayor's staff faces opposition to its size and attraction to autos.
Jun 11, 2013   Los Angeles Times
There is a wonderful new report [link] released by Smart Growth America that everyone should read. The report has many wonderful findings that uphold what we’ve always believed: smart growth pays for itself. And then some. Blog Post
Jun 7, 2013   By Norman Wright
Since the 1990s, Maryland has been at the forefront of Smart Growth planning at the statewide level. However, a new study shows that the state's incentive-based approach may not be adequate for inducing the changes envisioned by planners.
Jun 3, 2013   The Atlantic Cities