A new book argues that yes, the priorities of private property often trump those of democracy, community, free expression and life outside of the marketplace.
Mar 21, 2010 On The Commons
Cities are filled with spaces intended for the public -- but many of them are clearly owned and operated by the private sector. Though cities bend rules to get these spaces built, the public benefit is often outweighed by the cost. The challenge now is to make them better. Exclusive
Feb 12, 2009 By
Austin officials are wrestling with how to confront coyotes encroaching on suburban and urban neighborhoods.
Dec 4, 2008 News 8 Austin
<p>As a Texas beach erodes and the waves come closer to shore, homeowners are scrambling to figure out what to do when the public beach invades their private property.</p>
Jun 19, 2008 NPR
<p>North Oaks, Minnesota is one of a handful of towns pushing back on Google, claiming that their Street View feature is a violation of privacy.</p>
Jun 12, 2008 Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St. Paul