United States

Motor vehicle crashes claim over 30,000 lives per year, with related costs in the hundreds of billions. While we sometimes view that frightening statistic as inevitable, there are reasons to reexamine speed limits and how we set them.
4 hours ago   Five Thirty Eight
<p>Requiring all cities and towns to building affordable housing is bad policy. The focus should be on building housing in existing urban areas near jobs and transit, not in rural and suburban towns.</p>
May 29, 2008   The New York Times
<p>The Bush Administration is reportedly considering the creation of some of the world's large marine reserves by using the presidential powers granted by the Antiquities Act of 1906.</p>
May 28, 2008   NPR
<p>In a policy analysis for the Cato Institute, Randal O'Toole reviews plans for more than 75 of the nation's largest metropolitan areas reveals that virtually all of them fail to follow standard planning methods, and half of them are not effective.</p>
May 27, 2008   Cato Institute
<p>Critics worry that cities who require new developments to meet LEED-ND standards will sacrifice affordable housing for sustainability.</p>
May 27, 2008   Washington Business Journal
<p>The Washington Post's car columnist, Warren Brown, writes about the U.S oil addiction using insightful references to alcoholism -- describing the role of the government, the auto and oil industry, and most importantly, consumers.</p>
May 27, 2008   The Washington Post
<p>Scooter sales are on the rise, as Americans wake up to the effect of high gas prices on their pocketbook.</p>
May 25, 2008   By Tim Halbur
<p>The New York Times looks across the nation and finds consumers reluctantly changing their habits to deal with rising gas prices.</p>
May 24, 2008   The New York Times
<p>High gas prices and slowing construction rates in exurban areas may mean that the era of "driving until you qualify" for affordable housing may be over soon.</p>
May 23, 2008   California Planning & Development Report
<p>A national survey shows that despite the depression in the housing market, landscape architects across the U.S. continue to get work.</p>
May 23, 2008   Daily Journal of Commerce, Portland, OR
<p>For years, hipsters have sported trucker hats and rootsy fashion with a back-to-the-earth vibe. Now, some young professionals are heading back to the farm for real -- and taking their organic, pro-environment values with them.</p>
May 22, 2008   The New York Times