California

The proposed Grand Paris Express program, which began construction this summer and is expected for completion in 2030, will serve 2 million people a day at "wildly fast speeds." Then there's light rail in the United States.
13 hours ago   the transport politic
<p>While encouraging the city's residents to embrace higher densities and public transit, many of Los Angeles's smart growth advocates live in single family homes and commute long distances in cars.</p>
Jun 10, 2007   LA Weekly
<p>New solar roof tiles allow eco-conscious and well-heeled homeowners to enjoy the benefits of low-cost energy without annoying their neighbors with traditional solar panels deemed unsightly by some communities.</p>
Jun 9, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>While simultaneously touting his 'green' policy agenda, California Governor Schwarzenegger is trying to put the brakes on the state's planned high-speed rail system in favor of traditional highway infrastructure improvements.</p>
Jun 9, 2007   San Diego CityBEAT
<p>Citing the threat posed by climate change, the State Attorney General of California Jerry Brown has filed suit against a community for failing to rein in sprawl.</p>
Jun 8, 2007   USA Today
<p>The idea of linking agriculture and smart growth is gaining ground in California's booming rural areas.</p>
Jun 8, 2007   New America Foundation
<p>Savvy real estate developers who can promote their projects as smart growth developments are attracting significant capital from public pension funds -- regardless of the actual merits of the project.</p>
Jun 7, 2007   LA Weekly
<p>Voters in Monterey County, California, have rejected environmentalists' general plan initiative, and appear to have tossed aside a county-written plan as well. The June 5 election was the latest conflict in the seven-year general plan process.</p>
Jun 7, 2007   California Planning & Development Report
<p>A recent editorial argues that the successful model of regional planning in the Sacramento region known as the "Blueprint" provides an alternative to sprawl that needs to be applied statewide, and identifies current state legislation to do just that.</p>
Jun 7, 2007   The Sacramento Bee
<p>Transportation expert Reid Ewing appeared in Napa to tout higher densities and mixed-use development. The county is updating it transportation plan and considering a second attempt to pass a transportation sales tax measure.</p>
Jun 6, 2007   Napa Valley Register
<p>The primetime Fox television show "The OC" and MTV's "Laguna Beach" may have helped increased real estate prices in Orange County, California.</p>
Jun 6, 2007   The Financial Times