Housing

October 6, 2003, 11am PDT
Can Minnesota's massive Mall of America, now a dinosaur, be saved from the 'Wal-Marting' of America?
Wall St. Journal
October 5, 2003, 9am PDT
Communities intended for those over 55 and are being placed in the middle of planned developments that have all ages.
The Arizona Republic
October 4, 2003, 1pm PDT
Conservationists and planners in Hong Kong at odds over the government's continued practice of land reclamation, which threatens the country's famed and historically significant harbor.
Yahoo! Newswire
October 3, 2003, 1pm PDT
Applying Smart Growth in Cape Cod entails major changes in the waste water treatment infrastructure.
The Boston Globe
October 3, 2003, 12pm PDT
Ventnor, NJ, tries to reduce density and renters in a "blighted" neighborhood.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 2, 2003, 5am PDT
Watch out -- Wal-Mart will add 50 million net new square feet in 2004.
Retail Traffic
October 1, 2003, 2pm PDT
This overview of growth policy in the Twin Cities region recounts the evolution of a number of policy tools—for infrastructure, parks and open space, and transportation—and their interaction.
The Brookings Institution
October 1, 2003, 6am PDT
New federal housing programs target 'grandfamilies'--households headed by grandparents.
The Chicago Tribune
September 30, 2003, 5am PDT
Though long-term market fundamentals in the Bay Area are strong despite the current downturn, the region faces a number of challenges that could constrain growth.
Urban Land Magazine
September 29, 2003, 10am PDT
Matthew Kiefer frames the recent debates over sprawl into a larger context of the evolving meaning of urban sprawl in everyday lives.
Harvard Design Magazine
September 28, 2003, 7am PDT
Henry Horner Homes, the first mixed-income community on land used for public housing, will soon put their condominium units up for sale.
The Chicago Tribune
September 26, 2003, 7am PDT
The Phoenix Valley's expansion frenzy approaches the north Phoenix urban area as a builder acquires a parcel of state trust land.
The Arizona Republic
September 26, 2003, 5am PDT
The Houston Chronicle reports that a combination of factors are making homeownership opportunities more accessible to low and moderate income households and minorities.
The Chicago Tribune
September 25, 2003, 11am PDT
Many seniors, especially those living in the suburbs, need help in home repair and maintenance.
Yahoo! Newswire
September 25, 2003, 8am PDT
A freelance writer for the Chicago Tribune airs his frustrations with urban planning, and tries to offer an alternative solution.
The Chicago Tribune
September 24, 2003, 12pm PDT
Chattanooga rediscovers the river.
Chattanooga Times Free Press
September 23, 2003, 1pm PDT
A 17-year battle between developers and environmentalists comes to an end as 2,800-acre Ahmanson Ranch is sold to the state for $150 million.
The Los Angeles Times
September 22, 2003, 12pm PDT
FEMA may subsidize coastal sprawl in hurricane areas, since market rate insurance would be too high for most.
Marketplace
September 22, 2003, 9am PDT
Columbia, MD, a planned community developed by the Rouse Co. in 1967, is experiencing an affordable housing shortage.
The Baltimore Sun
September 22, 2003, 6am PDT
The recent decision to allow Boston public housing residents to choose the developments where they live evokes memories of Boston's rocky past with desegregation programs.
The Boston Globe