September 13, 2005, 10am PDT
American love to live on the coast and they won't let nature stop them.
September 13, 2005, 7am PDT
The award-winning, 28-acre Glenwood Park is a brownfield redevelopment in an infill location that features a mix of well-designed homes and commercial spaces, including a mixed-use "town center."
September 13, 2005, 6am PDT
Researcher say that the overweight "tend to gravitate" to neighborhoods that are unsuitable for walking.
September 13, 2005, 5am PDT
Thousands of New Orleans businesses and residents have relocated to the 'New Baton Rouge', 75 miles to the northwest.
September 12, 2005, 7am PDT
Despite the rhetoric about rebuilding, there are far too many economic, social and land use forces at work that will prevent New Orleans from returning to its former glory, writes Joel Garreau.
September 11, 2005, 5am PDT
Wisdom, civic pride, and unparalled experience have helped Joe Riley turn Charleston, SC, into one of America's finest cities.
September 9, 2005, 10am PDT
Patrick Doherty disagrees with New York Times columnist David Brooks' suggestions for rebuilding New Orleans. He argues that a redevelopment plan for New Orleans should adopt three urban planning concepts and lead the way for other U.S. metro areas.
September 9, 2005, 9am PDT
Can New Orleans rebuild its gritty charm without recreating 'hyperconcentrations of poverty'? Many fear the New Orleans will become a sanitized version of its past.
September 9, 2005, 8am PDT
With federal aid available, pet redevelopment projects are now possible. Some worry that a rebuilt New Orleans will lose its distinct character.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (via Wall Street Journal)
September 7, 2005, 5am PDT
Most of California and the country would be unpopulated if we didn't rebuild on risky terrain. Instead, most communities use the 'Dirty Harry College of Urban Planning' motto, 'Do I feel lucky?'
September 5, 2005, 7am PDT
NASA offers simulated views of the effects of storm surge flooding on Lake Pontchartrain and the New Orleans area.
September 4, 2005, 1pm PDT
Hurricane Katrinia was an 'unnatural disaster' if ever there was one, says Theodore Steinberg, an environmental historian.
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.