Land Use

January 20, 2006, 10am PST
Los Angeles needs to use zoning, land swaps, tax breaks, and imagination to ensure green space for its residents says Patt Morrison.
The Los Angeles Times
January 20, 2006, 6am PST
Planner says for smart growth to be successful, it must consider economics, environment, and livability.
Daytona Beach News-Journal
January 19, 2006, 11am PST
The Pawcatuck Borderlands illustrates what is fast becoming one of the major puzzles in land use policy -- how to plan across boundaries.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
January 19, 2006, 8am PST
The secretary of the Massachusetts Office for Commonwealth Development explains how additional housing can be factored into models for regional growth.
The Boston Globe
January 19, 2006, 7am PST
Stephen A. Hammer argues that Bloomberg should take cues from the London Spatial Development Strategy, which creates a "coherent, long-term vision" for the city.
The Gotham Gazette
January 17, 2006, 2pm PST
Light rail and subway lines are spawning a series of new developments.
The Baltimore Sun
January 17, 2006, 12pm PST
Timothy M. Kaine will addresses the politically touchy issues, calling for more control of development as a means of reducing congestion.
The Washington Post
January 17, 2006, 6am PST
Harold Meyerson argues that thanks to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, transportation and land use in the City of Angels now focuses on the public sector, not the private realm, as the Mayor takes on a strong central identity heretofore lacking.
The Washington Post
January 16, 2006, 11am PST
Joel Kotkin charges that suburban living is under attack by planners and environmentalists, and the frontline is Los Angeles, where L.A.'s new mayor has declared suburbs 'an old concept.'
The Wall Street Journal
January 16, 2006, 8am PST
Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa's comments on urban growth inspire thought about planning in the Baton Rouge area.
The Advocate
January 12, 2006, 10am PST
Also known as the Iroquois, the tribe worked with a non-profit and college professors to make the purchase after centuries of effort.
Ithaca Times
January 11, 2006, 11am PST
Robert Bruegmann's "Sprawl: A Compact History" turns typical anti-sprawl sentiment on its head.
The Chicago Tribune
January 11, 2006, 6am PST
How Nassau County, New York, is trying to reinvent its "old suburb" status and serve as a model for suburban evolution.
The New York Times
January 11, 2006, 5am PST
The Governor's Commission on Recovery, Rebuilding, and Renewal's final report to Governor Haley Barbour is published on the web.
Governor's Commission on Recovery, Rebuilding, and Renewal
January 9, 2006, 9am PST
Without the Suburbs, our parents and grandparents would have paid rent most of their lives, and the equity that so much of the American Dream depends on would simply not have developed, suggests Wendell Cox.
Demographia / PA Township News
January 9, 2006, 8am PST
New Orleans' official plan for rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina is expected to be released Wednesday, and may conflict with recommendations in the state plan.
The New York Times
January 9, 2006, 5am PST
Gail Goldberg, head of San Diego's planning department, will become the General Manager of the Los Angeles City Planning Department, replacing Con Howe, who departed months ago.
The Los Angeles Times
January 8, 2006, 7am PST
A law professor publishes an article discussing how to teach a course on sprawl and the law.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
January 7, 2006, 5am PST
LA's planning department plans to hire 20 staffers to push through a backlog of new housing projects and help advance revitalization efforts for the Los Angeles River.
Los Angeles Downtown News
January 6, 2006, 1pm PST
Imagine bicycles traveling at speeds up to 50 miles per hour in enclosed tubes hanging above the streets.
Smart City Radio