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January 13, 2020, 6am PST
Banning cars will not be effective as long as U.S. cities continue to prioritize transportation systems where mobility is dependent on driving.
Brookings
November 5, 2019, 7am PST
Construction of a border wall would have grave social and environmental consequences, but retailers with clout are not stepping up as they have when other places have been threatened.
High Country News
October 28, 2019, 9am PDT
The state is seeing an outmigration of residents moving to more affordable places, but it isn’t just wealthy retirees leaving the Golden State.
Curbed
September 4, 2019, 2pm PDT
When the temperatures become dangerous in this desert city, not everyone has the option to retreat to air-conditioned spaces to wait it out.
The Guardian
April 15, 2019, 1pm PDT
Advocates say an upgraded Hance Park could be a great success for the city, but the move forward has been slow.
azcentral.com
April 8, 2019, 12pm PDT
Phoenix's roads are the most dangerous in the state for pedestrians, but the city is taking little action to make them safer.
AZ Central
February 15, 2019, 8am PST
New census data shows that millennials and seniors are migrating less, a result of the Great Recession and its economic impacts. For those who are moving, cities in the Sun Belt have been primary destinations.
Brookings
January 16, 2019, 1pm PST
Pipeline breaks are a daily occurrence in the city, but funding for an expanded pipe-replacement program has been a contentious issue.
azcentral
November 16, 2018, 8am PST
Convention and arts centers are costly and lose lots of money, but cities still build and advocate for them.
Arizona Republic
November 22, 2016, 2pm PST
The first step of character-based zoning is extracting local DNA. Hazel Borys reviews Tucson's highlights for Sonoran Desert inspiration.
PlaceShakers
March 1, 2014, 7am PST
Are rideshare companies like Uber here to stay? The answer likely hinges on a series of legal battles taking place nationwide.
Grist
October 4, 2012, 6am PDT
Study suggests that light-colored roofs may reduce regional rainfall.
Climatewire
August 7, 2012, 12pm PDT
A Phoenix man serves time for holding prayer gatherings in his home, part of what attorney and author John W. Whitehead sees as a larger trend toward zoning out home services.
The Huffington Post
January 29, 2012, 9am PST
In a long read published in <em>Places</em>, Austin Troy delves into the complicated nexus between the need to increase water resources and decrease energy use, which are both exacerbated by, and exacerbate, climate change.
Places
October 27, 2011, 10am PDT
Many sport agencies are realizing the benefits of going green. John McHale Jr., executive vice president at M.L.B. said “just because you can’t do everything doesn’t mean you can’t do something.” Many others are doing their part to help as well.
The New York Times
March 9, 2011, 8am PST
Cities in California, Florida, Arizona, and Nevada that were "sunburnt" by the economic recession need to smartly manage their future growth.
USA Today
October 12, 2010, 1pm PDT
Arizona's long-standing open range laws allow cattle to roam freely, but the state is now reconsidering the laws as residents of the West's suburban subdivisions are growing more frustrated by encounters with roaming cattle.
New York Times
Blog post
May 14, 2007, 6pm PDT

Don't know if you've heard, but Arizona voters passed a new law in November, a nameless one called Proposition 207. And here's what preservationists have to say about it:

"With Prop 207, we're dead in the water," Debbie Abele, Scottsdale historic preservation officer, told the East Valley Tribune.

It's modeled after Oregon's controversial property-rights law Measure 37. In a nutshell, it allows property owners to seek compensation from the state for infringing on their right to use, divide, sell, or possess their property via a land-use law.

Margaret Foster