Land Use

December 13, 2005, 8am PST
The biggest simultaneous proposed expansion of federally defined flood zones in the history of the 37-year-old National Flood Insurance Program sparks a debate about zoning in the hurricane-hit areas of the Gulf Coast. [Link corrected]
The New York Times
December 13, 2005, 6am PST
A review of "Sprawl: A Compact History," a book by Robert Bruegmann.
The Washington Times
December 12, 2005, 2pm PST
Protecting farmland not only aids thriving farms, it is also vital to the state’s economy.
Michigan Land Use Institute
December 12, 2005, 11am PST
Isleboro Maine, an island that is home to wealthy summer vacationers such as John Travolta and Kirstie Alley, faces several challenges as development pressure increases.
Maine Sunday Telegram
December 12, 2005, 5am PST
Demographia publishes a report with the population, land area and density for all 673 the world's agglomerations with populrations over 500,000. The report also contains data for 1,117 urban areas in 164 nations and territories.
Demographia
December 11, 2005, 9am PST
At least five major sites in Southern California are working hard to restore and maintain nature preserves.
The Los Angeles Times
December 11, 2005, 5am PST
The decision to deny the church's bid to build on the agricultural reserve has sparked furious debate on the use of green space.
The Washington Post
December 10, 2005, 1pm PST
Robert Bruegmann, author of "Sprawl: A Compact History" claims that even ancient settlements had sprawl, and that it's a good thing.
The Los Angeles Times
December 8, 2005, 9am PST
Designed for both broadcast and print journalists, this guidebook includes background information on the issues as well as numerous story ideas and annotated lists of sources and research materials.
Smart Growth America
December 8, 2005, 7am PST
Matt Welch, a media columnist for Reason magazine, charges that the LA Times "consistently failed to cover the property-seizing excesses of the school district's historic building boom."
The Los Angeles Times
December 8, 2005, 6am PST
The Sierra Club has published a guidebook of 12 healthy and livable communities, built on redeveloped urban sites.
San Jose Mercury News
December 7, 2005, 9am PST
House prices in most capital cities in Australias have doubled, putting them out of reach for young Australian families.
The Australian
December 7, 2005, 8am PST
Many plans are underway in rethinking Denver's future -- from a new light rail service to high-density developments and new, mixed-use neighborhoods.
High Country News
December 7, 2005, 6am PST
Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed's dreams of turning Dubai into an internationally renowned city is getting a boost from 'Dubailand' -- a themepark almost twice as large as Disneyworld.
The Business Online
December 6, 2005, 7am PST
Reknowned urban designer Charles Atherton was hit while crossing a busy D.C. street, and was issued a $5 jaywalking ticket before being rushed to the hospital with critical injuries.
The Washington Post
December 5, 2005, 2pm PST
Prince Charles’ vigorous touting of sustainability and Smart Growth while he visited Washington, D.C., hurricane-stricken New Orleans, and other American cities last month came as no surprise.
Michigan Land Use Institute
December 5, 2005, 10am PST
The free market tends to produce density and growth patterns similar to smart growth argues Jay Bookman.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
December 5, 2005, 9am PST
A new report suggests that stringent land use regulations result in increased housing prices.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
December 5, 2005, 8am PST
Location may be key to New Urbanism-inspired developments.
Richmond Times Dispatch
December 4, 2005, 1pm PST
The prominence of the Congress for the New Urbanism in the Katrina rebuilding effort seems to be making some professionals -- such as architect Eric Owen Moss to author Mike Davis -- nervous.
The Los Angeles Times