February 21, 2010, 1pm PST
In Anchorage, Alaska, planners are rolling out a substantial new version of their zoning code, which includes some design requirements like no blank walls. Business owners are up in arms over the proposed changes.
May 4, 2009, 8am PDT
Anchorage, Alaska recently completed a citywide bicycle master plan. Despite the costs of the projects in the plan, this oped argues it's exactly the blueprint the city needs to put into action.
January 28, 2009, 10am PST
The Alaskan government has announced plans to build wind turbines in six small villages along the state's windy western coast. Locals applaud the investment.
October 2, 2008, 12pm PDT
Greenhouse gas emissions in Fairbanks, Alaska are significantly higher than the national average, according to one report.
September 10, 2008, 10am PDT
A decision on whether or not to swap potentially oil-rich, protected land in the Yukon Flats with private wetlands will not be reached for another year. Appraisals will be underway to determine whether or not the controversial trade is fair.
November 19, 2007, 6am PST
<p>Demographers are estimating that the population of Alaska will surpass 800,000 by the year 2030. The population 65 and older is expected to grow the fastest between now and then.</p>
September 19, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Global warming is exacerbating the erosion of the Alaskan coastline, but no agency has taken the lead in addressing the issues of land depletion and community relocation. One village's struggles may set the rule for future relocations.</p>
September 10, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>A measure on the Alaskan ballot this October could require a local government to compensate landowners if new land use regulations hurt property values -- a measure similar to Oregon's controversial Measure 37 that is meeting similar resistance.</p>
February 26, 2007, 12pm PST
<p>With more coffee shops per person that any other place in the United States -- Anchorage, Alaska, provides some interesting lessons about latte culture.</p>
July 10, 2005, 9am PDT
A columnist chides Alaska's Transportation Secretary's criticism of Amtrak, saying the state has its own issues with rail service.
June 12, 2005, 9am PDT
Alaska's capital is losing young people to Anchorage and Fairbanks, at the cost of jobs and city growth.
September 27, 2004, 5am PDT
A reporter chronicles his experience taking Ancorage's People Mover bus system and concludes that, if you have time time, it'a a "great bargain."
August 30, 2004, 8am PDT
Is smart growth more about nostalgia and less about reality?
April 15, 2001, 12pm PDT
Anchorage, AK, is trying to decide on an ordinance that limits huge stores but does not scare away developers.
March 8, 2001, 12pm PST
The Urban Land Institute will develop creative solutions to the problem of uninspiring and congested housing in Anchorage, Alaska.