Virginia

A controversial zoning decision paved the way for a large assisted living facility in Alexandria, Virginia. The need for such a drastic measures reflects a growing need to plan for aging populations.
Feb 18, 2015   Alexandria Times
Through streets in new neighborhoods will reduce traffic on and the cost of maintaining overburdened arterials, but builders and residents say it'll make their communities less safe and attractive.
Mar 23, 2009   The Washington Post
As the trend towards urban living grows, churches are rethinking how to approach the urban and religious. This article from a Baptist newspaper suggests that the faithful have been reading and absorbing Richard Florida.
Feb 24, 2009   The Baptist Standard
In Virginia Beach, VA, homeowner Herbert Harris was told that the wheelchair ramp and extra bedroom he was building for his wife and ill daughter needed building permits. Thus began a trip down the rabbit hole of the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Jan 13, 2009   The Virginian-Pilot
Plans to expand rail transit to link Washington D.C with Dulles International Airport have received federal backing and can now head to Congress for funding approval.
Jan 9, 2009   The Washington Post
Despite a high concentration of shopping, jobs and parking, Tysons Corner does not have a lot of people. Plans are moving forward that will bring more life to this office park, shopping center city.
Dec 20, 2008   The New York Times
Its way of life no longer en vogue, the auto-centric suburb of Tysons Corner, VA plans to undergo a large-scale transformation into a walkable, "real" city over the course of the next 30 years.
Dec 11, 2008   NPR
At lunchtime, traffic in Tysons Corner is even worse than during the morning commute, causing officials to launch a lunchtime shuttle to keep more cars off the road.
Nov 14, 2008   The Washington Post
Business Week looks for the most recession-proof cities, using as their main criteria an abundance of jobs in stable industries like government, health care, and education.
Oct 17, 2008   Business Week
One city in Virginia has gone from suburban to (quasi-)urban in just a few years.
Oct 14, 2008   New Geography
John McCain was one of two dozen senators to vote last week against a bill that included $1.5 billion to fund D.C. transit.
Oct 8, 2008   Washington Post