Although overall household driving is down, the number of miles families log for shopping continues to climb, according to new federal data.
Jun 3, 2010 New Rules Project
Wal-Mart and an Ohio developer run a successful campaign to overturn a Vermont town's local ordinance governing large-scale retail stores.
Apr 8, 2005 New Rules Project
A bill to tax large-scale retail stores draws surprisingly broad support.
Aug 1, 2003 New Rules Project
Wal-Mart must convince six neighboring communities to approve its plans for a giant supercenter in a rural township.
Apr 22, 2003 New Rules Project
Dozens of communities have enacted zoning ordinances that restrict the physical size of new retail stores.
Dec 25, 2001 New Rules Project
Commentators from The Washington Post and New Republic debate racism as part of Washington D.C.'s gentrification.
Jun 28, 2001 New Rules Project
The New Rules publishes two sample ordinances from Kansas City restricting chain store development.
Mar 25, 2001 New Rules Project
The Home Town Advantage reports on efforts to stop chain store development and has published its January, 2001 issue.
Jan 23, 2001 New Rules Project
A new bimonthly bulletin is dedicated to reporting on efforts nationwide to stop chain store proliferation and support locally owned businesses.
Nov 23, 2000 New Rules Project