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
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
As discussed in my previous
Inaccurate Attack On Smart Growth, the National Association of Home
Builders (NAHB) sponsored a research program
intended to raise doubts about smart growth's ability to reduce vehicle travel, Opinion
Jul 18, 2011 By
Scott Doyon, a parent and an urbanist, argues that the suburban model isn't doing kids any favors. But, he says, designing urban areas that are kid-friendly is still a challenge.
Jun 25, 2011 PlaceShakers
Abigail Gardner of Smart Growth America takes aim at a recent article based primarily on Wendell Cox's correlation of smart growth policies to the housing market bubble and collapse.
Jun 23, 2011 D.C. Streetsblog
Smart Growth opponent Wendell Cox clamors that land use regulations imposed by Smart Growth exacerbate the ongoing housing woes.
Jun 20, 2011 The Wall Street Journal
Travertine City would house 35,000 residents on the shores of the Salton Sea, California's largest - and most unpleasant - body of water. Developers claim that it will be a model of sustainability. "
Jun 14, 2011 California Planning & Development Report
Note: This column was originally titled, "A Stupid Attack on Smart Growth," intended as a pun on 'smart' and 'stupid.' However, that sounds harsh so I retitled it. - T.L.
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