In communities across the U.S., setback requirements and lot coverage maximums mandate acres of private open spaces. Eliminating such requirements could produce more affordable and more eco-friendly places, argues Matthew Yglesias.
Aug 28, 2013 Slate
Lawns - long known to be the main culprit in urban water consumption, now can be blamed for another environmental woe - greenhouse gas producer in excess of whatever carbon it 'sinks'. The gas is nitrous oxide - 300 times more potent than CO2.
Jan 21, 2010 University of California @Irvine Press Office
<p>A dazzling wildflower season spells trouble for master-planned communities across the West.</p>
May 16, 2008 The Next American City