Virginia

January 19, 2012, 2pm PST
Steven Pearlstein reads the tea leaves to predict the future development patterns in Washington, D.C. and finds that all signs point inwards to the city center and its closer-in suburbs.
The Washington Post
January 19, 2012, 12pm PST
Emily Badger profiles Arlington County's Mobility Lab, and its Transit Tech initiative, which has managed to take 40,000 car trips a day off of the county’s roads by easing access to their existing infrastructure.
The Atlantic Cities
December 15, 2011, 8am PST
According to Miles Grant, "the streetcar is a relative bargain purely on the basis of direct cost per estimated user, not even including the external costs of sprawl and pollution that new and improved highways engender."
Greater Greater Washington
December 6, 2011, 11am PST
In declaring Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia a National Monument, President Obama circumvents Congressional approval - which would be required to make it a National Park.
City Parks Blog
November 16, 2011, 6am PST
For Washington D.C., ASLA polled members to develop a new "comprehensive framework" connecting sustainability with economic development.
American Society of Lanscape Architects
November 12, 2011, 5am PST
Citing the city's need for private dollars to contribute to $810 million in road improvements, developers of one residential development has indefinitely shelved its plans.
Capital Business - The Washington Post
September 24, 2011, 7am PDT
Reporting on a topic of discussion at the Greening Greater Washington Conference, Neal Peirce expounds on how public transit choices has bolstered regionalism around the nation's capital.
Citiwire
June 25, 2011, 7am PDT
The Pentagon, previously called the War Department Building, took a mere 17 months to construct in 1941. The building's recent renovation took considerably longer: 17 years and $4.5 billion, to be exact.
The Washington Post
June 14, 2011, 12pm PDT
The Arlington, VA County Board is voting in July on naming 23 properties as 'essential' to preserve. Among those chosen are two strip malls.
The Green Miles
April 20, 2011, 8am PDT
Developer Gerald Friedman is incredulous that county commissioners won't let him rezone his property in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
The Virginian-Pilot
February 7, 2011, 9am PST
Yonah Freemark dives into the 2010 Census, and finds clear evidence that focusing dense development around transit works to focus development.
the transport politic
February 3, 2011, 5am PST
The retail giant abandons its plans to build a "super-center" atop a Civil War battlefield in Virginia after facing strong resistance from a coalition of preservation organizations.
The Washington Post
January 20, 2011, 5am PST
Arlington, Virginia is using housing and redevelopment to repair the superblock-dominated street grid of Crystal City.
Under One Roof
October 17, 2010, 5am PDT
The State of Virginia wants to put up 2/3rds of the cost of a new private railyard in Montgomery County. County officials say it doesn't fit the character of the rural area, and have sued to stop it from being built.
The Roanoke Times
September 27, 2010, 9am PDT
Arlington County's litigation of construction of three High Occupancy Toll lanes based on civil rights violation (because of exposure to air pollution of those living near I-95/395) has prompted the bi-partisan wrath of 2 of VA's top state senators.
The Washington Post
September 20, 2010, 7am PDT
Grist digs deeper into the Virginia Speed Hump murder - showing how the street configuration of the suburban neighborhood may have contributed to the rage, and why it's unlikely to see more neighborhoods like it in the future.
Grist
August 26, 2010, 9am PDT
Chesterfield County, Virginia purchased the ailing Cloverleaf Mall two years ago with the idea of turning it into a mixed-use development. One recession later, the mall still stands and the city is stuck with an "expensive eyesore".
Richmond Times-Dispatch
August 23, 2010, 12pm PDT
The city of Richmond, Virginia, is hoping to undo years of downtown driving confusion and congestion by converting its web of one-way streets into two-way streets.
Richmond Times-Dispatch
August 19, 2010, 8am PDT
The James River runs right through downtown Richmond, Virginia. But with few public access points, the river is a largely ignored part of the urban realm.
Richmond Times-Dispatch
July 28, 2010, 7am PDT
Bike Blogger Richard Masoner offers some tips on how to successfully advocate for effective bicycle facilities, covering the gamut from bike parking to placement of bike sharrows.
Cyclelicious (bicycle blog)