Land Use

December 3, 2004, 9am PST
Population and job growth are flourishing in America's exurbs. But is this good news?
USA Today
December 2, 2004, 5am PST
A new academic article in JPER critically examines the relationship between sprawl and health.
Peter Gordon's Blog
December 1, 2004, 7am PST
Oregon cities gear up to fight Measure 37, a voter-passed property rights law. Is this a response to overly restrictive planning, or property rights run amok?
The Oregonian
November 30, 2004, 12pm PST
Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand is sprawling at a rapid rate.
The New Zealand Herald
November 29, 2004, 5am PST
Does the Latinos' cultural inclination to a lifestyle supportive of compact cities provides policy makers with a sustainable alternative that possesses a built-in consumer base?
November 28, 2004, 1pm PST
A dramatic turnaround for property rights in the state with one of the most restrictive land use rules in the nation.
The New York Times
November 28, 2004, 9am PST
The City of Albuquerque has concluded a years-long process to defineand implement impact fees on new construction in the city based on service districts.
Albuquerque Journal
November 27, 2004, 9am PST
Columnist Steven Greenhut see the impact of smart growth in Bozeman Montana, and warns readers to "be afraid, be very afraid."
Orange County Register
November 24, 2004, 2pm PST
San Diego's Downtown Community Plan sets forth a vision for downtown's future growth and development as an intense yet livable place.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 24, 2004, 12pm PST
Jurors decide a wetlands designation imposed by Santa Barbara County violated the rights of a vegetable grower.
The Sacramento Bee
November 24, 2004, 5am PST
The Claremont Institute provides an in-depth case study of a redevelopment project in Southern California, and questions whether redevelopment was needed at all in this case.
The Claremont Institute
November 23, 2004, 10am PST
Pulitzer Prize winning author Thomas Hylton discusses innovative form-based zoning codes for redevelopment of older, urban areas.
The Morning Call
November 23, 2004, 7am PST
Reflecting on what might have been for a scenic mile of Lake Michigan shoreline---that could have been a public park, instead of condos.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 22, 2004, 1pm PST
A new $2.8 million effort will examine how better community design encourages people to be more physically active in their daily lives.
U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services
November 22, 2004, 12pm PST
National experts meet at the fourth Annual Big Sky or Sprawl Conference.
Helena Independent Record
November 22, 2004, 7am PST
The new American dream is being shaped by a growing transit network oflight-rail lines, subways, commuter rail and buses, writes Jennifer Dorn.
Star Tribune
November 22, 2004, 5am PST
In the last five years, land trusts around the country have doubled the land under their ownership or easement---a total of 9 million acres that conserves farmland, forests, coastal land and scenic vistas.
Land Trust Alliance
November 19, 2004, 10am PST
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced five winners of the 2004 National Awards for Smart GrowthAchievement.
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
November 19, 2004, 6am PST
District leaders and Metro officials hope the stop will prompt construction of high-tech firms, government offices and apartment high-rises on the neighborhood's undeveloped land.
The Washington Post
November 16, 2004, 11am PST
Oregon voters lash out against land-use planning.
The Los Angeles Times