Land Use

July 29, 2004, 6am PDT
A new e-planning system will receive applications for home alteration and objections to developments online.
BBC News
July 28, 2004, 11am PDT
A majority of Fort Lauderdale City Commissioners agreed on July 26 to allow more than 13,000 new residential units to be built in the city's urban core.
July 26, 2004, 7am PDT
Southern California's Ventura County -- a model of slow growth with a range of growth control limits -- is growing just as fast as it's larger neighbors.
The Los Angeles Times
July 23, 2004, 2pm PDT
South Carolina's upcountry 33 acres a day are being lost to large retail chains such as Wal-Mart and Target.
The Seattle Times
July 22, 2004, 10am PDT
Is low-density development, a.k.a. sprawl, really more costly than more compact development? Wendell Cox and Joshua Utt of The Heritage Foundation question the assumptions behind the popularity of "smart growth."
The Heritage Foundation
July 22, 2004, 7am PDT
Continuing the sprawl vs. smart growth debate, Todd Littman of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute responds to The Heritage Foundation's recent study that argues lower-density development, or sprawl, is less costly than smart growth.
Victoria Transport Policy Institute
July 21, 2004, 2pm PDT
Fort Lauderdale rejects swapping beach land to save land near historic site.
July 20, 2004, 8am PDT
Developer offers city cash to bend zoning rules.
Palm Beach Post
July 16, 2004, 1pm PDT
Massachusetts 40B statute is contrary to the state Vision 2020 smart growth vision.
The Boston Globe
July 16, 2004, 6am PDT
Wal-Mart faces city zoning hurdles in Mission, Kansas, as the retailer attempts to rehab struggling 350,000 square foot indoor shopping mall into a "Supercenter".
July 14, 2004, 1pm PDT
Designed to stop sprawl and preserve farmland, two state tax breaks to farmers are actually fueling further expansion. Much 'farmland' is already developed, yet still gets write-offs.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
July 14, 2004, 10am PDT
Ontario considers legislation to control sprawl and channel development towards urban centers.
The Toronto Star
July 13, 2004, 2pm PDT
Bush administration announces it will reverse one of the "most sweeping land preservation measures in decades".
The Washington Post
July 13, 2004, 9am PDT
Henderson's desire for a neighborhood-based development exposes the boomtown's lack of city context.
Las Vegas Sun
July 12, 2004, 2pm PDT
Are House-passed bill’s anti-speculative measures strong enough?
Michigan Land Use Institute
July 12, 2004, 6am PDT
it's not about traffic planning and latest design trends -- education is the key to creating livable communities.
Palm Beach Post
July 11, 2004, 1pm PDT
A controversial charter measure curbing growth won't be placed on the November ballot.
July 11, 2004, 11am PDT
An initiative by open space proponents in Utah fails to get on the November ballot by just a few signatures.
The Salt Lake Tribune
July 11, 2004, 7am PDT
In a bizarre legal fight in Minnesota, the oil giant wants to stop eminent domain for a public housing project by claiming its own land is too polluted for residents.
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 9, 2004, 7am PDT
Can a new growth vision for Southern California save the region from itself?
The Los Angeles Times