September 4, 2005, 11am PDT
The Planning Commissioner's Journal offers free access to an article about the devastating flood that hit theGrand Forks metro area in 1997 and local recovery efforts.
Planning Commissioners Journal
September 2, 2005, 1pm PDT
Human interference with the flow of the Mississippi for a century is one of the root causes of the devastation in New Orleans.
September 2, 2005, 11am PDT
The former director of city planning discusses what will be needed to rebuild the city.
August 31, 2005, 11am PDT
Water has sustained New Orleans and perpetually threatened it. City officials estimated that 80% of the town is under standing water.
August 31, 2005, 5am PDT
An excerpt from John McPhee's book, "The Control of Nature", shows why New Orleans has always been vulnerable to flooding.
August 29, 2005, 1pm PDT
A neighbors' feud in Malibu over eucalyptus trees that block an ocean view could result in jail time.
August 29, 2005, 10am PDT
How far can a suburb be from a metropolitan area? How far are people willing to drive?
August 29, 2005, 9am PDT
Prestige developments may make for good plans, but they are "hell" for surrounding neighborhoods.
August 29, 2005, 8am PDT
More Americans can’t afford decent housing.
Michigan Land Use Institute
August 29, 2005, 7am PDT
New Orlean's weak building codes, lax code enforcement and old, wood-framed buildings could make Hurricane Katrina more devastaing.
August 28, 2005, 7am PDT
The struggling Mission Center Mall has been sold to a New York based developer with plans to overhaul it into a dense mixed-use development.
August 27, 2005, 1pm PDT
There really is a land supply problem where people want to live.
August 27, 2005, 5am PDT
Very often, underground land values appear to be a missing factor in land economics and planning.
August 26, 2005, 2pm PDT
Urban revitalization efforts enhanced by use of the long-lost Amulet of Surr-Vey, Lord Of Demarcation, He Who Measures And Assesses.
August 23, 2005, 12pm PDT
Anticipating a new freeway interchange developers are planning new shopping centers, apartments, office buildings and stores.
August 22, 2005, 8am PDT
The New York City Council passes a bill aimed at grocers making it harder for Wal-Mart to open a store in the city.
August 22, 2005, 6am PDT
An Arizona rancher wins a defamation claim against conservation nonprofit, 'turning the tables on the green groups by using their own playbook.'
August 21, 2005, 5am PDT
Aside from climate, education may be the most powerful predictor of urban growth.
August 19, 2005, 11am PDT
APA Executive Director Paul Farmer and Scott Bullock, the attorney who argued the case before the Supreme Court, go head to head over Kelo.
E&E Television - On Point
August 17, 2005, 2pm PDT
Big box retail stores are eating away at the 'American soul like a cancer', argues SF Gate Columnist, Mark Morford.
The San Francisco Chronicle