Land Use

November 8, 2004, 11am PST
Aggressive development of the last section of prime, undeveloped land in the heart of downtown Columbia, Maryland, is challenged by residents.
The Baltimore Sun
November 8, 2004, 7am PST
Atlanta's old railroad arteries run through some of the city's most expensive real estate. But the railroads have no plans to give up the land.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 8, 2004, 5am PST
The southwestern state is home to a population surge second only to Nevada's in percentage growth.
The Christian Science Monitor
November 7, 2004, 1pm PST
Implementation of a controversial bill that developers backed was halted so that the public could comment.
Bergen Record
November 7, 2004, 11am PST
When new homes are built next to wilderness areas, buyers and nature lovers battle over noise, parking and access. The city of Calabasas, CA, has figured out a solution.
The Los Angeles Times
November 7, 2004, 9am PST
Two sales taxes for open space and transportation are defeated in Ventura, CA, despite popular support for the goals.
Ventura County Star
November 6, 2004, 7am PST
Study confirms that smart growth will improve Atlanta's air quality and reduce auto use.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 4, 2004, 10am PST
A ballot measure requiring governments to pay landowners for value lost due to development restrictions passes in Oregon.
The San Francisco Chronicle
November 2, 2004, 1pm PST
An oil company, a redevelopment plan and a couple of eagles add up to trouble.
The Slatin Report
November 1, 2004, 7am PST
The Fannie Mae Foundation updates growth trends in "boomburbs" in a new Census Note.
Fannie Mae Foundation
October 29, 2004, 3pm PDT
Ontario, Canada, plans to curb urban sprawl with a new growth management strategy.
The Globe and Mail
October 28, 2004, 7am PDT
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation considers the impacts of sprawl on children.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
October 26, 2004, 2pm PDT
Commentator Joel Schwartz questions the methodology and findings of the NAR/Smart Growth America report.
American Enterprise Institute For Public Policy Re
October 26, 2004, 1pm PDT
A new report finds longer commutes are increasing demand for walkable neighborhoods.
Smart Growth America
October 26, 2004, 7am PDT
A new analysis of growth compares Portland's attempt to curb sprawl and protect rural land with 14 other US cities, including Seattle and Boise.
Northwest Environment Watch
October 25, 2004, 11am PDT
Public subsidies, new zoning rules and shifting demographics are fueling a housing boom near transit stations.
The Los Angeles Times
October 25, 2004, 7am PDT
Maryland's anti-sprawl laws are being circumvented by innovative developers in rural communities through the annexation process.
The Baltimore Sun
October 24, 2004, 5am PDT
Growth-management laws show results in King County, WA.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 23, 2004, 5am PDT
A study by Reconnecting America’s Center for Transit Oriented Development shows that demand for compact housing near transit is likely to more than double by 2025.
Reconnecting America
October 21, 2004, 1pm PDT
A special, five-day series examines the challenges Green Bay, Wisconsin faces as it tries to revitalize its downtown and riverfront.
Green Bay Press-Gazette