Exclusives

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Some commentators argue that even if cities allow housing supply to expand, more permissive zoning will cause land prices to increase, causing rents to rise rather than fall. This post disagrees.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
June 30, 2003, 12am PDT
Smart Growth advocates' vision of the future of urban development is more like a nightmare for the average citizen.
Chris Fiscelli
Feature
June 24, 2003, 12am PDT
Sprawl is reaching military installations and threatening the nation's defense capabilities.
Joel S. Hirschhorn
Feature
June 17, 2003, 12am PDT
A project manager gives a real-world account of the successes and failures of one of the nation's most closely watched new transit-oriented communities, and its role in the regional growth management strategy.
Michael Mehaffy
Feature
June 2, 2003, 12am PDT

California's Proposition 13 -- a citizen anti-tax initiative -- has turned out to be the most important planning law in the state.

William Fulton
Feature
May 26, 2003, 12am PDT

Planning for reconstruction and rebuilding in places like Iraq is neglected by the planning profession.

Craig Raborn, AICP
Feature
May 19, 2003, 12am PDT

While the Urban Transect promotes the city's coherence with respect to density and massing quite well, it does not promote a coherence with respect to the appearance of buildings.

Dino Marcantonio
Feature
May 12, 2003, 12am PDT
As cities and states across the U.S. strive to find solutions to the sprawling pattern of land development, promising control measures have been met head-on by one recurring and controversial issue -- land owner equity.
William Honachefsky
Feature
April 28, 2003, 12am PDT

The following debate, which took place recently on The Practice of New Urbanism listserv, explores the potential of using market-oriented approaches, rather than more public policy, to furt

The Practice of New Urbanism listserv
Feature
April 21, 2003, 12am PDT
New Urbanism would do well distance itself from the smart growth agenda of restrictive land-use controls, and gain greater public acceptance by positioning itself as market-oriented with respect for personal freedoms.
Chris Fiscelli
Feature
April 14, 2003, 12am PDT
If the majority of America's parks aren't going to stagnate, they're going to need to learn from those parks that are getting it right.
Fred Kent
Feature
April 7, 2003, 12am PDT
Is Anaheim the New Brooklyn? With no soaring skyline or grand public spaces, Anaheim and similar "Boomburbs" are the ubiquitous background noise of the greater metropolis.
Jennifer LeFurgy and Robert Lang
Feature
March 31, 2003, 12am PST
How government policies have inadvertently sabotaged public transit.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
March 24, 2003, 12am PST
Historic preservation of the built environment is an overlooked, but critical component in the 'rise of a creative class'.
Martha Frish and Rebecca Severson
Feature
March 17, 2003, 12am PST
Freedom of choice in housing, transportation, and lifestyle should be controlled by monetary costs, not inefficient and coercive land use policies.
Randal O'Toole
Feature
March 10, 2003, 12am PST
How is Central London faring under its new and controversial congestion pricing scheme?
David Bayliss and Gabriel Roth
Feature
March 3, 2003, 12am PST
Tips for smart growthers on how to stand your ground against the fine-tuned rhetoric of conservatives and libertarians.
Joel Hirschhorn
Feature
February 17, 2003, 12am PST
At the 2nd Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, participants discussed how to position smart growth for widespread adoption.
Christian Peralta
Feature
February 10, 2003, 12am PST
PLANetizen editors outline the top 10 planning issues from 2002 -- from the best places to live to understanding the impact of 9/11 on our cities.
Abhijeet Chavan and Chris Steins
Feature
February 3, 2003, 12am PST
Is it rational to try to improve the jobs-housing balance in urban areas or should people, not plans, decide where people live and work?
Wendell Cox
Feature
January 27, 2003, 12am PST

Some members of the New Urbanist listserv Pro-urb recently criticized Richard Carson for his writings about the rise of Urban Realism and the demise of New Urbanism.

Richard H. Carson