Mike Ferguson reports on the process of updating the growth plan—working title "Beyond Billings"—for the city of Billings, Montana.
Dec 23, 2014   Billings Gazette
Yellowstone gateway looks to guide rapid growth, change.
Nov 19, 2005   Bozeman (MT) Chronicle
Steve Herbaly, a former planning director, talks about how politics gets in the way of planning.
Sep 23, 2005   Bigfork Eagle
Promised applications range from homes to guest retreats to refugee shelters.
Aug 17, 2005   The Christian Science Monitor
"The Fire Next Time" deals with how talk radio divided a small town already suffering from economic and community woes dealing with land use.
Jul 8, 2005   AlterNet
Montana, which has no sales tax, wants Wal-Mart, Target, and Costco to pay a tax to offset the state's welfare costs related to the big-boxes' poor labor practices.
Feb 17, 2005   CNN
Columnist Steven Greenhut see the impact of smart growth in Bozeman Montana, and warns readers to "be afraid, be very afraid."
Nov 27, 2004   Orange County Register
The theme at Montana's annual state conference on smart growth, was how to blend economic prosperity with smart growth and land-use planning.
Nov 26, 2004   Ravali Republic Online
Missoula deals with the loss of views and vistas in the face of increased density.
Feb 17, 2004   The Missoulian
As sprawl spreads onto the vast plains of the Billings, Montana, area, a few intrepid souls talk of controlling growth.
Jan 15, 2004   Billings Gazette
Will a search for natural gas destroy the largest complex of U.S. wild lands outside of Alaska?
Nov 10, 2003   The Los Angeles Times