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
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
I just returned home from a two-week speaking tour in New Zealand during which I gave more than a dozen presentations at various conferences and workshops in six cities and towns. Blog Post
May 25, 2013   By Todd Litman
The new mayor of Los Angeles is young, charismatic, and a champion of urbanism and smart growth. He should start using all these assets immediately to transform Los Angeles into the vibrant, transit-oriented city it can become, says Bill Fulton.
May 22, 2013   California Planning & Development Report
Utilizing 17 case studies, a new report from Smart Growth America examines the costs and benefits of competing development strategies. Any way you slice it, smart growth strategies are more financially prudent than building sprawl.
May 22, 2013   DC.Streetsblog
As L.A.'s mayor race enters its final week, polls suggest the two candidates are essentially tied. While there isn't much space between them philosophically, Eric Garcetti has supported density around transit, a position many find objectionable.
May 13, 2013   Los Angeles Times
Frustrated by what's passing as "smart growth" and "transit oriented development," Bill Adams postulates ten refinements (or less subtly stated clarifications) of the principles of smart growth and new urbanism.
Apr 21, 2013   UrbDeZine.com
San Antonio City Design Center's Executive Manager Mark Brodeur describes his observations of the nationwide trend in cities establishing independent urban design departments.
Mar 25, 2013   UrbDeZine.com