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Boise

July 10, 2019, 11am PDT
If the Supreme Court hears an appeal of a landmark U.S. Ninth Circuit Court case settled in April, the ruling would have widespread implications for dealing with homeless encampments throughout the West, perhaps nowhere more so than Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
February 1, 2019, 2pm PST
As more people head to Idaho to escape cities they cannot afford, Boise is encouraging growth and also grappling with the consequences.
Curbed
October 29, 2018, 9am PDT
Skyrocketing housing costs in California are pushing people out to other parts of the country.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
September 6, 2018, 9am PDT
A 2009 law that banned sleeping in public spaces has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court.
AP via Idaho Statesman
April 16, 2018, 9am PDT
Rapid growth is now the trend in a region that faced some of the worst effects of the Great Recession.
The Wall Street Journal
March 9, 2018, 8am PST
Boise and surrounding cities are going to need new housing to meet the demand of tens of thousands of new residents in the coming years.
Idaho Business Review
February 1, 2018, 12pm PST
Boise State University researchers have published a detailed study and online maps that lay out possible scenarios for urban growth in Idaho's Treasure Valley in one of the fastest-growing states in the Union.
Idaho Statesman
December 20, 2017, 12pm PST
A huge public response shows that the booming city is defining a new future with smart growth.
CityLab
March 19, 2017, 1pm PDT
While what exact form it will take is uncertain, the idea of a circulator running a loop through Downtown Boise is gaining support.
Boise Weekly
March 8, 2017, 11am PST
The influx of new workers and residents in Downtown Boise has lead to a parking crunch, raising parking rates and leaving city officials searching for alternative solutions.
Idaho Statesman
January 4, 2017, 6am PST
As the city of Boise and surrounding communities in Ada County, Idaho continue to grow and sprawl outward, agricultural land in the county may become a thing of the past.
Boise Weekly
September 24, 2016, 5am PDT
More than one city made big planning news this week. You only need two minutes and thirty seconds to find out more.
Planetizen
September 22, 2016, 10am PDT
Decades in the making, Boise's 26-mile Greenbelt now spans the length of the city following completion of the last remaining one-mile segment.
KIVI
June 3, 2016, 10am PDT
The shortcomings of American bus systems are not lost on transportation planners. The adage of "getting what you pay for" appears to be mostly true.
The Idaho Statesman
May 14, 2016, 5am PDT
A new circulator system for Downtown Boise, Idaho is in the works, with the mayor gently throwing his support behind a light rail system. But questions over costs remain.
The Idaho Statesman
March 28, 2016, 8am PDT
Boise, Idaho recently released a draft transportation plan, called the Transportation Action Plan (TAP), which provides a road map to a modern, well-balanced transportation system.
The Idaho Statesman
February 20, 2016, 5am PST
Innovative Idaho developer wants to create a subdivision using shipping containers that will be targeted at eco-conscious home buyers looking for new options, first-time home-buyers and empty-nesters with a sale price: $152,000.
Idaho Statesman
August 10, 2015, 7am PDT
A lawsuit in Boise could decide the future of one policy response to homelessness—making it illegal to sleep in public.
Los Angeles Times
March 3, 2015, 10am PST
An article by Sven Borg for the Idaho Statesmen introduces the concept of infill while also detailing some of the challenges facing a wave of development in Downtown Boise.
Idaho Statesman
August 16, 2014, 1pm PDT
Following a controversy over annexation on the northwest boundary of Boise back in July, an Idaho Statesman article examines the prospect (and history) of plans to annex a much more populated area to the city's southwest.
Idaho Statesman