January 31, 2013, 6am PST
Dollar stores were already a presence in rural communities, but recession has caused dollar chains to ramp up development to keep pace with the public's growing need to stretch their paychecks. Urban communities aren't immune from chain creep either.
November 1, 2012, 9am PDT
What do we lose when we narrowly associate planning with an 'urban' or 'city' context? The ability to effectively plan for rural, transitional, regional, and even urban areas, says Ruth Miller.
March 5, 2012, 2pm PST
Lee Epstein and Kaid Benfield pen a post on the importance of working rural landscapes to the sustainability agenda, which seems to be increasingly overlooked by smart growth advocates.
December 21, 2010, 8am PST
A Kansas City design team hopes its model for a prefabricated village can bring "simple, high-quality vernacular architecture" to the country's rural communities.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 19, 2010, 2pm PDT
Gary Toth and Hannah Twaddell untangle the complexity of planning for rural communities.
November 9, 2009, 9am PST
In Starksboro, Vermont, planners are using storytelling and community art projects to get at the heart of what matters to residents.
December 14, 2008, 1pm PST
Prison construction is flourishing under the assumption that it boosts rural economies, but as Eric Lotke points out, investing in other types of building would yield greater returns to society.
Campaign for America's Future
June 3, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Both farmers and the rural poor are hurting because gas prices are not only higher in Canada's rural areas, but the distances required to obtain food and other necessities are so great.</p>
May 30, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Gina Olszowski's first book focuses on the personal stories of rural residents impacted by sprawl.</p>
May 26, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Ham Lake, Minnesota, residents are torn over the best way to preserve the rural character of their St. Paul suburb.</p>
Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St. Paul