Will Doig reflects on the scourge of public micromanagement that has "essentially become an official part of the urban planning process in many cities," and explores the psychology behind anti-development activism.
May 29, 2012 Salon.com
In For A New
Liberty, libertarian intellectual Murray Rothbard writes that leftist
intellectuals had raised a variety of complaints against capitalism, and that "each
of those complaints has been contradictory to one or more of their
predecessors." In the 1930s, leftists Opinion
Mar 7, 2012 By
Dennis Hincamp says Logan, Utah, where he lives, has an identity crisis when it comes to development, swinging wildly between pro-growth to NIMBY. He sees this as indicative of the relative youth of many cities in the American West.
Jul 5, 2011 The Salt Lake Tribune
When it comes to Jane Jacobs, planners pick and choose what they find useful, says Roberta Brandes Gratz, missing Jacobs central argument for grass-roots, bottom-up planning. Gratz reviews a new book "Reconsidering Jane Jacobs." Exclusive
Apr 25, 2011 By
<em>Triple Canopy</em> interviews architectural historian Kazys Varnelis about the importance of city data, the difficulty of building new infrastructure and how best to react to a stiflingly complex society.
Jan 1, 2010 Triple Canopy
Environmentalists in Berkeley and Oakland are realizing that the inner-city development they protested in the past is actually more eco-friendly than the alternative.
Jul 6, 2009 East Bay Express
<p>Citizens in Weston, Massachusetts, one of America's toniest suburbs, continue to block a local college's effort to build senior housing, raise its endowment and provide scholarships for low-income students.</p>
Aug 4, 2008 The Boston Globe
<p>Next American City nails NIMBYs for their vacation choices.</p>
Jul 26, 2008 The Next American City
<p>Tyson's Corner, an auto-oriented suburb of Washington, D.C., reveals ambitious plans to become a dense, urban community. Officials are bracing themselves for tough opposition from locals. The Washington Post story includes a video report.</p>
May 29, 2008 The Washington Post
Yes, yes. We all want to save the children. They are our most precious resource and hold the key to our future. Let them lead the way, and please, lord, don't let them get run over by a train. Opinion
Nov 10, 2007 By