Copper River Ranch Project is Urban Sprawl

There are significant problems with the Copper River Ranch plan in light of League of Women Voters' positions on transportation, land use and air quality.

October 12, 2000, 1:00 PM PDT

By California 2000


In response to a Sept. 13 commentary by Gary McDonald, Mary Savala and Faye Wall, co-presidents of the League of Women Voters,assert there are significant problems with the Copper River Ranch plan in light of League positions on transportation, land use and airquality. While the Fresno General Plan Update states that there is enough room to accommodate the next 20 years of growth within city limits, the Copper River Ranch development lies outside of urban boundaries, Savala and Wall state. In addition, the loss of agricultural land and negative impact on traffic and the quality of the air make Copper River Ranch a prime example of sprawl, the co-presidents assert,despite McDonald's claim otherwise. For more information on League policy positions, go to the League of Women Voters of California (LWV),http://www.ca.lwv.org.

Thanks to California 2000 Project

Wednesday, October 4, 2000 in The Fresno Bee

Boston

Boston Introduces 'Maximum Parking Ratios' for Large Buildings

Large buildings with uses of all kinds will be subject to Boston's new "Maximum Parking Ratios."

October 14, 2021 - Streetsblog Mass

A person in a bright green vest with the words "Covid Marshall" patrols a street fair in Australia.

5 Tips for Planning Safe Post-Pandemic Events

As community events start move off-screen and become available to the public again, here are five ways organizers can ensure public health and safety.

October 13, 2021 - Devin Partida

Biker and driver

Jaywalking, Idaho Stop Bills Vetoed by California's Governor

Faced with the opportunity to redefine the traffic safety regime in one of the nation's most progressive states, Governor Gavin Newsom flinched.

October 11, 2021 - San Francisco Chronicle

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.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.