In this excerpt from the new book, "City Rules: How Regulations Affect Urban Form," author Emily Talen outlines the ways in which zoning ordinances, building codes and other bureaucratic restrictions negatively affect urban areas.
Jun 26, 2012 City Limits
Spencer Fleury looks into the contradictory nature of his hometown Detroit; as the city commonly praised for its car culture is now being crushed by it.
Apr 25, 2012 Beyond the Cul de Sac
Consider adding this animated video, which explains how past planning practices created sprawl and how smart growth policies can help solve multiple problems, to your family's Sunday morning cartoon rotation.
Mar 18, 2012 Saga City
In a recent report about Malaysia, the World Bank has said that the capital's urban sprawl is transforming it into a "mini Los Angeles" rather than a densely populated Asian City.
Dec 20, 2011 The Wall Street Journal
The rapid growth of cities is causing concern amongst experts over the effects of urban sprawl. There are 19 megacities in the world today, and 10 more will rise in the next 30 years, reports Marcus Moretti for Yale Daily News.
Sep 7, 2011 Yale Daily News
An Australian report finds that suburbs in Australia may be on the path to slum status if the country's oil addiction is not resisted.
Feb 16, 2011 Treehugger
Suburban Waukesha seeks to be the first city to pipe water from the Great Lakes since the 2008 Great Lakes Pact. But will approval just mean more sprawl in a sprawling region?
Jan 28, 2011 Streetsblog Capitol Hill
The new Government for the State of Victoria in Australia is attempting to reverse basic initiatives pursuing the integration of land use and transport, brought on by NIMBY influences.
Dec 20, 2010 The Age Newspaper
A short documentary exploring the development challenges that the City of Ventura faces.
Sep 20, 2010 The OpenSpace: News For Central Coast Planners
A video created for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) presents a serious look at what infill development would look like in Ventura and Fullerton.
May 24, 2010 The Source: Transportation News and Views