September 18, 2002, 5am PDT
Anthony Flint offers a window into the world of historic preservation by contrasting the fates of two landmark buildings.
September 16, 2002, 5am PDT
Massachusetts Environmental Affairs Secretary finds itself in the untenable position of both a regulator and potential buyer for environmentally-sensitive lands.
September 10, 2002, 6am PDT
Cambridge is seeking to double the linkage fee that developers must pay to create affordable housing.
September 9, 2002, 8am PDT
A series of new luxury projects could transform gritty South Boston to an upscape neighborhood. Is this the market at work or gentrification?
September 6, 2002, 5am PDT
Who will moderate among the dumb ideas being submitted for Boston's Central Artery?
September 3, 2002, 8am PDT
Massachusetts' zoning law is outdated, encourages spawl, and discourages good planning. A group of planners and attorneys are rewriting the law.
August 29, 2002, 7am PDT
The timing of a newly released report arguing that active state leadership can strengthen a community's ability to shape its own destiny is spot on.
Northeastern University - Boston
August 27, 2002, 4am PDT
600,000 people showed up to tour Boston's new, nearly-complete, 1-1/2 mile-long Central Artery.
August 20, 2002, 6am PDT
Suburban areas without a traditional downtown seek to fill void.
August 13, 2002, 6am PDT
Massachusetts may be going down the same road as New Jersey's with its Mount Laurel doctrine, writes Jerold Kayden.
August 12, 2002, 11am PDT
The Boston Globe features a story about the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.
August 9, 2002, 12pm PDT
Boston's City Hall Plaza -- which looks a big like a Wal-Mart parking lot -- has been the subject of numerous plans. Could this one be for real?
August 9, 2002, 6am PDT
The Christian Science Monitor calls the postmodern community dump the new heart of the suburb.
The Christian Science Monitor
July 23, 2002, 10am PDT
Transportation officials are already planning new projects, but some are concerned the 11-year-old project is a stain on the region's application for more federal transit dollars.
July 18, 2002, 7am PDT
Boston's most ambitious urban renewal project since the 1950's envisions a complete makeover for the West End -- a once-vibrant community destroyed by bad planning.
July 15, 2002, 5am PDT
Some growth-phobic towns are using a practice sarcastically referred to as 'vasectomy zoning' to limit the arrival of families.
July 10, 2002, 1pm PDT
The government is edging for control of a popular recreation trail through rural Massachusetts, and part of a 200-mile network.
July 6, 2002, 9am PDT
The French have a high speed rail network that is th envy of the world.
July 1, 2002, 12pm PDT
The Boston Globe features a series of in-depth profiles of beautiful Cape Code -- where everyone is an armchair planner.
June 28, 2002, 10am PDT
A 72-acre prime real estate site in Lakeville near transit will be auctioned off to pay for political campaigns. The practice is raising eyebrows.