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Paul Shigley is editor of the California Planning & Development Report.
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Paul Shigley is a freelance journalist who specializes in land use planning, development trends and public policy issues. He has served as editor of California Planning & Development Report since 1999 and is co-author of Guide to California Planning, Third Edition, a reference book and college text. Shigley is a frequent contributor to Planning magazine, and he has written for publications as varied as the Washington Post, California Journal and National Speed Sport News. He resides in the Shasta County (California) community of Centerville.

Recent Posts

November 5, 2009, 10am PST
It's no surprise when voters in the college town of Davis, California, say no to a housing development. But it is a surprise when Modesto says "whoa" to growth, and when development-averse Santa Barbara and Ventura reject new controls.
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September 22, 2009, 12pm PDT
Although climate change is a predominant issue for California's land use planners, they concede they are just making up new practices and lack the tools they really need. Paul Shigley reports from the CAL APA Conference.
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July 30, 2009, 2pm PDT
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger cultivates the image of a climate change warrior. But the state budget he signed this week portrays very different priorities.
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May 29, 2009, 12pm PDT
California's SB 375 attempts to require cities to develop in a way that reduces greenhouse gas emissions. But some cities say the new law is misguided, and the state should focus on zero-emission vehicles instead.
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April 16, 2009, 7am PDT
The old saying is that he who has the gold, rules. The fact that Orange County motorists have a toll road carving through a magnificent canyon while rich folks in Malibu get to live next to scenic hillsides proves the rule, writes Bill Fulton.
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April 2, 2009, 8am PDT
For the first time since the Carter administration, Washington is in the position of paying for seemingly everything. But how will the federal government's spending affect growth in California? Not in the way you might think, says Bill Fulton.
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March 9, 2009, 9am PDT
California is now offering buyers of new housing units a $10,000 tax credit. The tax break was pushed hard by homebuilders, who say the measure should boost housing starts.
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February 23, 2009, 10am PST
Twice in the last month, planning expert Bill Fulton has ridden public transit to and from large public events. In both cases, transit was far more effective than driving.
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February 6, 2009, 12pm PST
An investment group that bought the Queen Mary had big plans to redevelop the parking lots and moribund area around the grand ship. The difficult economy, however, appears to be jeopardizing those plans.
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January 1, 2009, 5am PST
The deepening of the housing market crisis is certainly a big deal in California. But the land use story of the year was the Legislature's passage of a measure mandating regional planning.
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