Land Use Policy

Last Thursday I debated the merits of smart growth with ‘Anti-planner’ Randal O'Toole at a community forum in Langley, a rapidly-growing suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia. A recording of the Debate and presenters' slide shows are available at www.southfraser.net/2012/02/smart-growth-debate-media.html. At the end more than three quarters of the audience voted for a pro-smart-growth resolution. Opinion
Feb 27, 2012   By Todd Litman
Smart Growth opponent Wendell Cox clamors that land use regulations imposed by Smart Growth exacerbate the ongoing housing woes.
Jun 20, 2011   The Wall Street Journal
Wendell Cox questions the economic impact of the city's much-celebrated land use and transportation policies, which are intended to strengthen the urban core and discourage sprawl.
Oct 6, 2010   New Geography
The executive director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission says that the zoning "overlay" of the central Delaware waterfront will be replaced by a new master plan in 12 to 16 months.
Jun 5, 2009   The Philadelphia Inquirer
The planning profession's ambivalence toward Houston has always been a little frustrating. In part, the profession's attitude is understandable. Houston hasn't embraced planning's conventions, so why should the profession embrace Houston? Opinion
Mar 20, 2009   By Samuel Staley
This week Salon.com published a remarkable interview with a contender for the White House. Opinion
Sep 6, 2007   By Josh Stephens