United States

Home builders fear bans on connections of homes to water systems, issued from the state and cities, will increase next month when Gov. Jerry Brown's new water mandates take effect June 1.
17 hours ago   The Wall Street Journal
<p>This report from <em>The Brookings Institution</em> examined census data for the largest 150 municipalities in the U.S. to determine if and how jobs follow rising populations of workers, and what cities can do to increase access to jobs and workers.</p>
Jan 9, 2008   The Brookings Institution
<p>High-profile urban parks in Denver and Irvine, California, hint at a resurgence in the creation of outdoor spaces in America's urban areas.</p>
Jan 9, 2008   The Economist
<p>James Howard Kunstler reflects on how the housing crisis fallout will affect American society in an election year.</p>
Jan 8, 2008   Jim Kunstler's Blog
<p>According to columnist Ken Miller, government agencies can learn a lot from the television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition".</p>
Jan 8, 2008   Governing
<p><em>City Limits Weekly</em> presents a rundown of some of the biggest housing-related issues facing presidential candidates this year and looks at the policies and records of those vying to take over the country's top post.</p>
Jan 8, 2008   City Limits Weekly
<p>In this column, Neal Peirce argues that the country needs to take a step back in time to the regulations and policies of the early 1970s to solve the current mortgage meltdown.</p>
Jan 7, 2008   The Denver Post
<p>This op-ed by Eduardo Peñalver, a Cornell professor of property and land-use law, suggests that escalating gas prices and declining home prices may drive development inward, presenting a great opportunity to end sprawl using regional planning.</p>
Jan 7, 2008   The Washington Post
Many big cities' plans for free citywide Wi-Fi networks fell apart in 2007. But this column from Governing argues that cities should keep broadband Internet access as a priority to remain competitive.
Jan 4, 2008   Governing
<p>In this video clip, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown discusses how presidential politics are unduly influenced by rural power, at the expense of the interests of cities.</p>
Jan 4, 2008   AlterNet
<p>John Parr was one of the few people who could get narrow-minded local politicians, neighborhood organizers and business leaders to work together for the regional good. Tragically, Parr died in a highway crash just before Christmas.</p>
Jan 4, 2008   California Planning & Development Report