March 2, 2007, 7am PST
<p>While leasing public roads to private companies for large cash payments might be attractive for some public officials, it doesn't help solve the larger issues facing the country's transportation system.</p>
January 23, 2007, 6am PST
<p>Mayor Tom Menino's proposal to move Boston City Hall to the south waterfront ignores the importance of the building's location, and the recent developments in downtown.</p>
December 13, 2006, 6am PST
<p>With no graduate urban planning programs at any of the state's public or private universities, the American Planning Association's Connecticut Chapter is working with University of Connecticut to establish a master's program in planning.</p>
November 25, 2006, 9am PST
<p>Federal employees are often located in suburban areas away from transit, going against a policy of locating offices in downtown locations.</p>
October 24, 2006, 10am PDT
<p>Outside developers are rushing into the growing student housing market as colleges and universities look for ways to lower costs.</p>
August 3, 2006, 5pm PDT
Anthony Flint asks: What can we learn from the failures of Boston's Big Dig about what needs to change about planning and building mega-projects?
July 11, 2006, 6am PDT
Two leaders of the smart growth movement, former Maryland Gov. Perris Glendening and former New Jersey Gov. and EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman, highlight some of the lessons learned from other states.
October 17, 2005, 9am PDT
Connecticut's cities' zoning codes -- many based on MuniCode's bolierplate code -- make sprawl ineveitable.
August 18, 2005, 2pm PDT
The Census Bureau reports that for the first time more single households exist than couples with children households.
July 19, 2005, 9am PDT
David Gest argues that the HOPE VI public housing program still has benefits that outweigh its costs, despite attempts to end the program.
June 12, 2005, 11am PDT
Los Angeles is undergoing a rapid physical and social transformation.
February 14, 2005, 2pm PST
How Connecticut got planned and zoned for sprawl.
November 23, 2004, 12pm PST
Richest quarter of the state's cities are the site of only about one-twentieth of all affordable units.
October 13, 2004, 2pm PDT
Boston urban designer David Dixon thinks it's time to reconsider the emphasis on security when planning public buildings.
March 31, 2004, 6am PST
The era of cheap oil is over and the U.S. is unprepared for the future.
March 30, 2004, 12pm PST
Is the growing population of elderly people enough of a critical mass to change our physical landscape?
March 30, 2004, 10am PST
Is the new Blue Back Square development an attempt to create a livable center in West Harford, or just another 'mall without a roof'?
December 20, 2003, 9am PST
Homelessness among elderly people, who are more prone to victimization, is increasing.
November 20, 2003, 6am PST
In a Hartford Courant Op-Ed, the CEO of the Home Builders Association of Connecticut points out some of the flaws of smart growth, including its research and advocacy.
November 19, 2003, 5am PST
Tom Condon of the Hartford Courant makes a plea for better designed buildings and spaces in Hartford.