United States

Embedded in an article celebrating the career of Donald Shoup, so-called "parking guru" who has had an outsized influence on contemporary planning thanks to the arguments laid out in "The High Cost of Free Parking."
22 hours ago   UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
<p>The late Larry Livingston became known in planning circles and elsewhere as "Mr. Open Space." But, Bill Fulton writes, the tag was based on a misunderstanding of a fiscal analysis he prepared regarding housing development in a particular city.</p>
Dec 21, 2007   California Planning & Development Report
<p>The massive farm bill making its way through Congress will only perpetuate social and environmental sustainability. What's also needed is legislation to boost the urban economics of local food production, writes Christopher Cook.</p>
Dec 21, 2007   Common Dreams
<p>A 1944 international treaty that requires the transfer of millions of gallons of water from Mexico to the U.S. from the Rio Grande is being challenged by Mexican farmers who are routinely deprived of water every five years when the transfer occurs.</p>
Dec 21, 2007   Planet Ark
<p>The Fair Housing Act was passed by Congress in 1968, but some minorities still struggle to obtain mortgages and home loans. This article from <em>The Next American City</em> asks why.</p>
Dec 21, 2007   The Next American City
<p>High-tech businesses and industries are popping up in more and more rural towns, bringing jobs and boosting the economies of these small areas.</p>
Dec 18, 2007   The Christian Science Monitor
<p>By creating "green collar" jobs, cities across the country are creating jobs and helping the environment.</p>
Dec 18, 2007   USA Today
For politicians and developers, advocating for "smart growth" is easy. But for small towns, pursuing those goals can be a challenge. Researchers Anna Haines and Mary Edwards examined the "smart growth" plans of 30 small communities to see just how well small towns can adopt smart growth ideals. Exclusive
Dec 17, 2007  By Anna Haines, Mary Edwards
<p>With all the presidential debates going on this election season, not once have urban issues come up.</p>
Dec 14, 2007   The New York Times
<p>Automobile crashes are the number one killer of teenagers in the United States, with nearly 6,000 deaths a year for the past decade, and more than 300,000 injuries annually.</p>
Dec 13, 2007   Streetsblog
<p><em>California Planning and Development Report</em>'s Paul Shigley reviews the recent report on walkability released by the Brookings Institution and finds some of its claims dubious.</p>
Dec 12, 2007   California Planning & Development Report