Land Use

October 30, 2005, 9am PST
Expansion of greenfield development in rural parts of Ada County, Idaho, is cause for concern among some public sector policymakers like Boise's Mayor David Bieter.
The Idaho Statesman
October 29, 2005, 1pm PDT
With Houston as a case study, Michael Lewyn argues that overregulation creates automobile-dependent urban form.
Wayne Law Review
October 28, 2005, 12pm PDT
The associate director of a non-profit asserts that no-growth policies help increase housing costs.
San Mateo County Times, CA
October 28, 2005, 8am PDT
Chicago Tribune Architecture critic Blair Kamin thinks so as he compares the rebuilding of coastal Mississippi with Daniel Burnham's Beaux-Arts Civic Improvements.
The Chicago Tribune
October 27, 2005, 9am PDT
Only in Los Angeles... A posh kids' treehouse in Brentwood inspires the ire of his neighbor who calls in LA's building inspector to shut down construction.
The Los Angeles Times
October 26, 2005, 8am PDT
Lifestyle centers, like shopping malls of the past, are contributing to the decline of city centers across the country.
AIA Oregon Architect Newsletter
October 25, 2005, 11am PDT
Calling it an 'Emerlad Necklace', Atlanta plsnd to create an innovative 22-mile loop from an abandoned railroad into parks and transit that connect historic neighborhoods across the city.
The Los Angeles Times
October 25, 2005, 10am PDT
The principal spokesman for Maryland’s high-profile Smart Growth Initiative analyzes the program's strenghts and weaknesses and offers strategies for similar statewide, incentive-based programs.
Vermont Journal of Environmental Law
October 24, 2005, 1pm PDT
Once a small seaside city most Americans know only from its namesake movie, Casablanca is now Morocco's biggest city and a sprawling metropolis.
International Herald Tribune
October 24, 2005, 12pm PDT
The first segment of an 18-mile multi-use trail opens in Benton, Maine.
Portland Press Herald
October 24, 2005, 11am PDT
Is Vancouver's housing bubble and density destroying what made the city so livable?
The Seattle Times
October 24, 2005, 9am PDT
Despite being considered the poster child for sprawl, Los Angeles is not a particularly good example of sprawl, and by several measures is the densest place in the U.S.
The Los Angeles Times
October 23, 2005, 7am PDT
Churches and their parking lots dominate some East Side neighborhoods. It's a mixed blessing at best.
The Cleveland Free Times
October 22, 2005, 9am PDT
Growth debate in Idaho centers on property taxes, impact fees and possibly new legislation.
The Idaho Statesman
October 20, 2005, 2pm PDT
William Fulton recalls the late Ed Bacon, Philadelphia's chief planner for more than two decades, as more than the cranky and quirky man he became in his later years.
California Planning & Development Report
October 20, 2005, 5am PDT
Nimbyism is gaining quite a following in Toronto -- leaving some detractors to worry that the movement is strangling all growth in the area.
The Toronto Star
October 19, 2005, 1pm PDT
Creating more direct connections shortens travel time, which effectively brings people closer to their destinations.
Planning Commissioners Journal
October 19, 2005, 7am PDT
In a unique situation in Washington D.C., selected private firms are authorized to approve development permit applications on behalf of the city's overworked and dysfunctional Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs apartment.
Washington City Paper
October 19, 2005, 5am PDT
A new piece of legislation going before voters in New York would limit the amount of development in many low-density neighborhoods, and encourage planning over upzoning to encourage development.
The Gotham Gazette
October 18, 2005, 2pm PDT
California's fastest growing region resorts to using the political strategy of 'recall' to slow growth.
Los Angeles Times