A court has ruled that, contrary to its zoning laws, the bedroom community of Pleasanton must add more bedrooms. The ruling wipes out local, voter-approved growth control ordinances.
Mar 28, 2010 California Planning & Development Report
A recent study shows that for every significant freeway that gets built in a major city, population declines by about 18%. Nathaniel Baum-Snow, author of the study, talks with Planetizen. Exclusive
Mar 18, 2010 By
Carol Coletta is a believer in the new emphasis in regional government, but worries that it may be at the expense of the local.
Nov 19, 2009 GOOD Magazine
Alan Greenblatt reports on increasing chatter among liberal blogs over whether states as a form of government are obsolete, while regional interests are more valid and under-represented.
Oct 29, 2009 Governing Magazine
Matthew McKinney argues that regional governance is essential to address transboundary issues like climate change, wildlife corridors, shared water resources, and energy development. Exclusive
Oct 26, 2009 By
Environmental groups in New Jersey have warned that state legislators are planning to bring forth a series of bills that could negatively affect local planning powers and state environmental controls.
Sep 28, 2009 The New Jersey Ledger
Niagara Falls, NY and Niagara Falls, Ontario are a study in contrasts -- Ontario's a success story of good governance and planning, New York's the complete opposite. Rob Gurwitt has the story.
Sep 23, 2009 Governing Magazine
As the regionality of urban planning issues becomes more clear, metropolitan planning organizations are uniquely suited to shape the policy response. But, according to this piece from <em>Citiwire</em>, they lack the power to do it.
Aug 2, 2009 Citiwire
California's SB 375 attempts to require cities to develop in a way that reduces greenhouse gas emissions. But some cities say the new law is misguided, and the state should focus on zero-emission vehicles instead.
May 29, 2009 California Planning & Development Report
Anthony Flint says that we have a lot of work ahead of us to retrofit America for the next century, from replacing water heaters to replacing old government structures with new, more regional ones.
May 15, 2009 Citiwire.net