August 14, 2004, 11am PDT
A columnist reports that Philadelphia's planning director suggests that she is "powerless" to design a better building across from City Hall.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 13, 2004, 10am PDT
Residents of sprawling far-flung developments pay for attractive housing prices with long commutes.
August 11, 2004, 1pm PDT
Some observers warn that a large new "town center" development -- slated for a rural Indiana county -- may be more sprawl than smart growth.
August 10, 2004, 10am PDT
Readers interview Gerrit KnaapExecutive Director, National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education and Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Maryland.
August 10, 2004, 8am PDT
While planners recommend denser development, people choose the opposite. Is "smart growth" inconsistent with the American Dream?
August 10, 2004, 7am PDT
Wendell Cox adjusts the Smart Growth American sprawl index for errors and concludes that Providence is the nation's least sprawling metro area and Colorado Springs sprawls less than Portland.
August 9, 2004, 7am PDT
The Michigan Supreme Court rules that Detroit's 1981 eminent domain seizures of Poletown homes for a General Motors plant was not legal.
August 8, 2004, 7am PDT
The official economic development policy in many Washington, D.C. suburbs is to attract new jobs -- but not allow enough housing for all the workers.
August 7, 2004, 5am PDT
The search for new developable land pushes out beyond the Las Vegas Valley.
August 6, 2004, 2pm PDT
The $95-million deal to preserve an 18-mile stretch of coastal land that surround Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California, is being questioned as too generous to Hearst Ranch.
August 6, 2004, 11am PDT
Chicago businessman envisions unusual future for controversial landfill.
August 6, 2004, 10am PDT
Developer wants to rezone for more housing in face of government and resident opposition.
August 3, 2004, 11am PDT
From Boulder, CO to Portsmouth, NH to Ybor City, FL, cities across the nation are restricting the sounds "that disrupt the quiet of suburbia."
August 3, 2004, 7am PDT
Affluent communities in Chicago's North Shore are up in arms concerning Illinois' inclusionary housing requirements.
August 3, 2004, 6am PDT
An Albany, NY, neighborhood association beats back a legal challenge that could have had far reaching implications for property owners' standing to sue over zoning decisions.
July 31, 2004, 1pm PDT
A consultant is recommending local Florida cities increase impact fees by 219 percent to deal with budget deficits.
July 31, 2004, 11am PDT
A proposed California bill would make it easier for developers to build on urban brownfield sites.
July 30, 2004, 2pm PDT
The Planning and Conservation League's Executive Director discusses the possibility of CEQA reform and urban growth boundaries.
The Metro Investment Report
July 30, 2004, 1pm PDT
To share construction and maintenance costs and reduce school crowding, many planners are working with school administrators to create mixed-use community schools.
July 30, 2004, 11am PDT
Some fast growing counties are "transition fees" to the school portion of impact fees to help pay for teachers.