Kaid Benfield of the NRDC thinks it is time to add more specifics to the definition of smart growth. He prescribes a set of six new focus areas, including equity and health, that he argues should be emphasized in the 21st-century smart growth agenda.
Dec 7, 2010 Natural Resources Defense Council
The Albuquerque City Council and staff are drafting plans for Volcano Heights, Volcano Cliffs and Volcano Trails, three sites bordering Petroglyph National Monument. A simmering debate over open space conservation seems cooled by public process.
Aug 4, 2010 Albuquerque Journal
With a budget proposal that threatens to close 80 percent of California state parks on the table, Joe Edmiston, executive director of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, explains how the state's budget crisis left the SMMC "dead in the water."
Jun 3, 2009 The Planning Report
DeLuca Homes planned to build condos in Bucks County, PA- until the bottom fell out of the market. Now they're one of many developers cutting deals with governments to create open space.
Jan 28, 2009 Center for Public Integrity
The State of Maryland has created a new internet-based mapping system, which it hopes will help target conservation funds.
Dec 15, 2008 GIS News
After a church in Denver was denied permission to expand its facilities, they filed a lawsuit against Boulder County on charges of discrimination. This month, the case reached a federal courtroom.
Nov 19, 2008 Los Angeles Times
<p>Eco-tourism in North Dakota? It's more likely than you may think, as conservationists, travel agents, and big landowners turn the dwindling population of the Great Plains into an asset.</p>
Jun 10, 2008 The New York Times
<p>Representatives in North Providence, RI are attempting to save a site used for a camp for inner-city youth from developers, and may resort to using eminent domain to do so.</p>
May 28, 2008 www.redorbit.com
<p>The agreement trades a massive open space donation and other terms for clearance to conduct exploratory drilling off the coast.</p>
May 6, 2008 The Planning Report