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February 10, 2003, 12pm PST
A contest inspired by 'SimCity' gives middle-schoolers a taste of the complexities of city planning -- and the fun of making a perfect place
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November 13, 2002, 8am PST
On an online forum, New Urbanism enthusiasts discussed if urban sprawl aided the Washington-area sniper. Is the allegation just suburbia-bashing?
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August 23, 2002, 1pm PDT
Raleigh is reviewing the first batch of reports for conditional-use rezonings in which the developer must report on meetings with neighbors.
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August 7, 2002, 12pm PDT
Durham officials approve a $43.2 million subsidy for one of the nation's largest historic renovation projects, aimed at revitalizing downtown Durham.
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May 24, 2002, 10am PDT
A California-based company proposes to build 2,200 homes near Chapel Hill.
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May 7, 2002, 7am PDT
Following the examples of cities and towns like Raleigh and Cary, developers Wake Forest, NC want to transform vacant downtown buildings into upscale shops.
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April 16, 2002, 5am PDT
The Regency Housing Group has quietly made itself one of the largest builders of affordable apartments in the country since its founding seven years ago.
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April 13, 2002, 9am PDT
Local governments together with the North Carolina DOT are planning to replace ugly or unsafe intersections throughout North Carolina with roundabouts.
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March 28, 2002, 8am PST
Guidelines encourage denser development, public spaces, and pedestrian-friendly development.
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March 25, 2002, 10am PST
3-D modeling helps public visualize development alternatives.
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February 25, 2002, 12pm PST
One of the most important decisions in Raleigh's Fayeteville downtown redevelopment: What kind of parking?
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February 25, 2002, 8am PST
Planners in Raleigh, N.C. recognize that a new highway through open land won't just move traffic. It will also generate new development.
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November 12, 2001, 6am PST
With a new lineup of mayors in the Triangle's four largest municipalities, observers cite a good chance for cooperation on regional issues.
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September 18, 2001, 10am PDT
Faced with difficult economic times, farmers are finding entertainment uses for their farmland.
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August 21, 2001, 8am PDT
Planners struggle to figure out how avoid the sprawl and gridlock that are expected to accompany two big shopping malls in Raleigh and Durham.
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July 31, 2001, 1pm PDT
More and more well-to-do residents in the booming Research Triangle are opting to live in townhomes and condos, and developers are moving to build attractive high density housing across the region.
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July 26, 2001, 10am PDT
Residents want the city to pass an ordinance to allow the demolition of abandoned commercial buildings, but property owners say the rule would be problematic.
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July 9, 2001, 10am PDT
Would changing the layout of new shopping centers and malls encourage visitors to walk instead of drive?
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June 22, 2001, 10am PDT
According to a new study by the Worldwatch Institute, sprawling urban areas worldwide are making road transportation the fastest-growing source of carbon emissions.
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June 13, 2001, 1pm PDT
New housing developments in and around the center city are beginning to revitalize the east end of downtown.
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