Land Use

December 25, 2005, 1pm PST
WSJ columnist Melanie Kirkpatrick tells the story of Susette Kelo: From humble abode to eminent domain.
The Wall Street Journal
December 24, 2005, 1pm PST
A political ban on building a subway through some of L.A.'s most dense neighborhoods is being lifted as traffic slows transportaiton to a crawl. But now, finding funding for a Red line expansion may prove nearly impossible.
The Los Angeles Times
December 24, 2005, 5am PST
Could allowing homeowners in a community to pool their property for sale to a private developer be a suitable alternative to eminent domain powers?
December 22, 2005, 2pm PST
New Orleans debates the future of the city's canals "that betrayed this city".
The New York Times
December 22, 2005, 7am PST
When <em>The New York Times</em> linked CNU planners to an alleged scheme to replace a neighborhood with a golf course, it blundered and missed a larger story on renewing Coastal Missisippi, say CNU co-authors John Norquist and Stephen Filmanowicz.
John Norquist, Stephen Filmanowicz
December 21, 2005, 2pm PST
The new city plan for Madison, WI, "turns suburban sprawl on its head" by making infill and new urbanism the official city policies.
Wisconsin State Journal
December 21, 2005, 1pm PST
Many of the UK's heartland cities -- Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow -- are thriving again, partyly thanks to a regional focus by the government.
The Guardian
December 21, 2005, 8am PST
Cold New Yorkers think: This is what I pay taxes for? The strike is a sad lesson, both for transit and those who enjoy New York's unique urban lifestyle. It is the lesson of New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina, writes Wendell Cox.
National Review Online
December 20, 2005, 12pm PST
The acclaimed Boise River Greenbelt will connect parks, downtown, neighborhoods and surrounding cities. Greenbelt advocates plan for exapansion of popular recreation amentities.
The Idaho Statesman
December 20, 2005, 5am PST
What happens when a developer is approved to build 4,000 homes in the midst of a rural retreat? It's a recurring question in Southern California.
The Los Angeles Times
December 19, 2005, 9am PST
With just six percent of US land developed, zoning laws should reflect community needs, writes Samuel R. Staley.
Reason Foundation
December 19, 2005, 7am PST

Problems with nomenclature may prevent "smart growth" -- or high-density housing -- from being used appropriately, including targeting the right audience.

Rick Bishop, AICP
December 19, 2005, 6am PST
Physical constraints force Reno planners to consider smart growth.
Reno Gazette Journal
December 18, 2005, 7am PST
The Louisiana Recovery and Rebuilding conference covered a variety of topics, including goals and design principles for rebuilding, and community & economic development.
Smart Growth Online
December 16, 2005, 2pm PST
Air pollution control meant looking at tailpipes and smokestacks. Not anymore. San Joaquin Valley is first in nation to take into account air pollution created by urban sprawl.
The Fresno Bee
December 16, 2005, 9am PST
San Francisco's proposed Treasure Island development might be the new model for urban growth.
The San Francisco Chronicle
December 16, 2005, 8am PST
Voter initiatives have been filed that address the issues brought up in Kelo V. City Of New London.
League of California Cities
December 15, 2005, 9am PST
The WSJ editorial board sounds the alarm over the loss of property rights and a judicial system run amok in Oregon.
The Wall Street Journal
December 15, 2005, 7am PST
Joel Kotkin criticizes Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for re-imagining Los Angeles. Kotkin says that Angelenos want to live in a place more like Manhattan Beach than Manhattan.
The Los Angeles Times
December 14, 2005, 9am PST
Joseph Cortright offers a rebuttal to Joel Kotkin's criticism of Portland as an 'Ephemeral City'.
The Oregonian