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November 18, 2015, 7am PST
When zoning codes separate uses, they require definitions about what constitutes each of those uses. The question in Hartford, Connecticut: Does a group of cohabiting adults fit the definition necessary to reside in a "single-family house"?
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May 12, 2015, 11am PDT
Hartford, Connecticut is offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to undo the mistakes of its forebears—in the form of an elevated urban freeway.
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August 4, 2013, 9am PDT
Though Connecticut is well served by commuter rail, a new report indicates that only half of the communities with Metro-North station have land use regulations in place to maximize development around them.
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December 12, 2012, 11am PST
With two major transit lines in the pipeline, and several billion dollars of road, bridge, and transit repair and replacement projects planned for the future, Connecticut officials are counting on transit-oriented development to help raise revenue.
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November 13, 2009, 2pm PST
The 2005 Supreme Court decision on Kelo v. New London was a landmark in eminent domain law, paving the way for Pfizer to develop there. Four years later, Pfizer is pulling up stakes.
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January 13, 2009, 11am PST
The suburbs are stereotyped as homogeneous, boring, cookie-cutter communities. But suburbs are evolving, according to this column from Tom Condon. Their relationship with cities is also changing -- and it can be good for both.
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October 24, 2008, 6am PDT
The myth of the American West as a wild, natural place is long gone, says urban studies professor Carl Abbott. The Western U.S. is actually the most urban part of the nation.
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August 21, 2008, 12pm PDT
New London, Connecticut, like many victims of the 1970s, was saddled with a harsh, ineffective public plaza at the heart of its downtown. Planners are working to return the plaza to its historic form.
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May 20, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>While the city's regional approach is the envy of many American planners, Shanghai is also guilty of top-down planning that may end up encouraging sprawl.</p>
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May 19, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>New research from the University of Connecticut shows that on-street parking is a key ingredient in a vibrant and pedestrian-friendly downtown.</p>
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April 13, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Green roofs offer an opportunity for outdoor space and gardening for people with little or no yards.</p>
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April 7, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>With observations from six world cities on four continents, the new book "Endless City" calls for development that supports people and the environment, rather than automobiles.</p>
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March 1, 2008, 9am PST
<p>Reining sprawl may require "redirecting" it.</p>
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October 3, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Census 2010 is on the way, and a new report is warning that the high concentration of illegal immigrants in the South and West will skew counts and unfairly reapportion more congressional seats to states with more undocumented people.</p>
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September 18, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Connecticut could learn a lesson from neighboring New Jersey about how to improve its transit infrastructure.</p>
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September 4, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Though former Governor Perris Glendening lead the charge for smart growth in Maryland, its hard to tell if the state's policies have curbed sprawl significantly.</p>
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September 4, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Transit officials in Texas are looking to convince Congress to let the state buy back sections of interstate highway for conversion into revenue-generating toll roads.</p>
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July 26, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Developers in Connecticut look to Las Vegas as an example of how to most successfully develop land around nearby casinos.</p>
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June 27, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>Recounting a recent trip to Great Barrington, Massachusetts, writer Philip Langdon shares the pleasure of the small town's main street.</p>
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June 20, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>With many developers touting their various projects as "smart growth", the term is losing much of it meaning.</p>
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