Growth

December 16, 2008, 7am PST
With a new four-lane highway and bridge, West Feliciana Parish in Louisiana is preparing for growth -- despite the economic downturn.
Baton Rouge Business Report
September 29, 2008, 9am PDT
The Minneapolis-St. Paul region is spreading further south, according to a recent study, which shows that projected growth will require more than 50,000 new homes and millions of square feet of retail and office space.
Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune
September 22, 2008, 11am PDT
The pace of development in Cape Town, South Africa, is too fast for the city to keep up with infrastructure improvements. Officials are calling for increased gas taxes to generate funding for maintenance of roads and other infrastructure.
Cape Times
July 11, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Formerly small towns near Boston have experienced high growth rates in recent years. But despite their potential to keep growing, water supplies and aging infrastructure will likely be a limiting factor.</p>
The Boston Globe
June 16, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>The second-smallest country in the world (after the Vatican) has plans to expand its territory by building more land on stilts in an idea inspired by oil rigs.</p>
The Guardian
May 20, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>After forty years in the statistical doldrums, what does Milwaukee make of a sudden, slight increase in population? Local expert and urban enthusiast Dave Steele reports.</p>
The Next American City
May 18, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>A new report focuses on the expected growth of the Phoenix-Tuscon "Sun Corridor" to 10 million residents by 2030, and highlights the challenges and opportunities for this megapolitan region.</p>
East Valley Tribune
March 30, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>The greater Toledo area needs to think harder about creating regional development if it wants to compete in the globalizing economy, according to this editorial.</p>
The Toledo Free Press
March 29, 2008, 7am PDT
<p><em>Architect Magazine</em> talks with San Francisco's new planning director, John Rahaim, about the urban planning challenges and issues in the city.</p>
Architect Magazine
March 25, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Review of a project that would have added more than 5,500 homes to the fringes of Los Angeles has been halted after a recent City Council vote. Many expect this to be the death knell for the project.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
March 24, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>The economic slowdown has caused a slowdown in growth, even in the Salt Lake City area -- recently one of the nation's fastest growing regions. This editorial calls on officials to use the slowdown as a chance to reconsider the area's growth pattern.</p>
The Salt Lake Tribune
March 8, 2008, 11am PST
<p>Growth and rising populations have many Western states reconsidering dams.</p>
Associated Press
Blog post
June 28, 2007, 12pm PDT

Thanks to Planetizen, I found “Opportunity Urbanism,” a report that posits Houston as “an emerging paradigm for the 21st century.” (There's a related op-ed here.) The report, regrettably, is a manifesto as empty as the title -- which Kotkin clearly hopes will become a catchphrase. So why is it important?

James S. Russell
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