Lompoc Prison or Salamanders?

Small salamanders and expensive home prices are overlooked in plan to build maximum-security prison near Lompoc.

Read Time: 1 minute

August 3, 2000, 10:45 AM PDT

By Laura Kraft


The endangered California tiger salamander lives where the penitentiary would be built, according to the draft environmental report. Median home prices in Lompoc of about $145,000 exceed what typical Bureau of Prisons employees can afford. The Santa Barbara News Press expresses disbelief that the draft EIR found no apparent obstacles to block construction of the $110 million penitentiary in Lompoc that would hold 1,000-inmates.

Thanks to Laura Krafft

Thursday, August 3, 2000 in Santa Barbara News-Press

The  Rue Sainte-Catherine in Bordeaux is crowded with pedestrians in a lively European scene.

European Cities Act on Density

The sprawling mass of suburbia has been a disaster for the environment. But now smaller, denser cities herald a renaissance in city living.

November 20, 2022 - Wired Magazine

Books

The Top Urban Planning Books of 2022

An annual list of the must-read books related to urban planning and its intersecting fields.

November 28, 2022 - James Brasuell

Victorian two-story buildings with retail shops in downtown Nashvile, Tennessee

Nashville Sets Downtown Parking Maximums

Nashville is the latest city to enact a substantive change to the parking requirements set by the city’s zoning code—doing away with parking minimums and setting parking maximums in the city’s Urban Zoning Overlay.

November 20, 2022 - The Tennessean

The Boring Company

Detailing the Boring Company’s Poor Track Record

Elon Musk’s promised solution for congestion—the Boring Co.—has proven most successful at disappearing on the governments that trusted them.

52 minutes ago - The Wall Street Journal

Dayton, Ohio

As Remote Work Persists, Ohio Cities Brace for Tax Revenue Losses

Cities like Dayton expect to see a reduction in income tax revenue as more remote workers begin paying taxes to their home jurisdictions.

1 hour ago - Dayton Daily News

Aerial view of COlorado Springs, Colorado at dusk

Colorado Springs Updates Transportation Plan

The city made the first revisions to its transportation plan in twenty years, acknowledging the changing transportation needs of the region’s growing population.

2 hours ago - Colorado Public Radio

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.