Private Property

View of wetlands in South Carolina at sunrise or sunset

Supreme Court Limits Clean Water Act’s Power

A recent ruling ‘dramatically’ restricts the law’s reach when it comes to protecting wetlands.

May 31, 2023 - Politico

A fly fisher casts on a fog-covered river.

Lawsuit Could Open Public Access to Colorado Rivers

Colorado is one of few U.S. states that has decided that private property owners supersede the public when it comes to access to rivers and streams.

June 30, 2022 - High Country News

Pacific Coast Highway

Legal Battle Heats Up Over the Form and Function of Oregon's Coasts

As Oregon's coastal beaches erode, taking valued public space with them and exposing private property to increased risks from flooding and sea-level rise, some local governments want to allow property owners the right to "armor" the coast.

February 8, 2022 - OBP

Suburban Sidewalk

'Wall Street's Latest Real Estate Grab'

Seeing an opportunity for massive profits, private companies have snapped up homes and become corporate landlords in cities across the country.

March 10, 2020 - The New York Times Magazine

Private Property

What Is Eminent Domain?

One of the most controversial powers defined by the Bill of Rights, eminent domain is the term used to describe the government's power to seize private property for public use.

February 19, 2020 - James Brasuell

Construction

States Mandating Housing Deregulation

Housing deregulation for the sake of housing affordability made progress in both Democratic- and Republican-led states last year.

January 21, 2020 - City Journal

Balboa Peninsula

Beachfront Residences Can't Extend Yards Onto Public Beaches, CA Coastal Commission Decides

"It's like squatting by the rich," said one commissioner.

July 12, 2019 - The Orange County Register

Dakota Access Pipeline

Dakota Access Pipeline Owners Win Eminent Domain Appeal in Iowa Supreme Court

The Iowa Supreme Court affirmed a lower court ruling that found that the Iowa Utilities Board was justified in giving the private owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline the use of eminent domain. Climate change was considered in the ruling.

June 6, 2019 - Des Moines Register

Hyperloop One

Eminent Domain Concerns Raised Over Missouri's Hyperloop Plans

Critics are pointing to a discrepancy between the plan and the reality in terms of how much private property must be acquired through eminent domain to make the state of Missouri's Hyperloop dreams come true.

April 18, 2019 - The Kansas City Star

Fence

New Mexico Made Streams and Rivers Private Property

And now those property owners are putting barbed wire over the river to keep out "trespassers."

March 17, 2018 - The Guardian

The Future Of Residential Interaction

Terry Kerby speaks to professionals about the trend toward redeveloped and landscaped city center living and the re-evaluation of the merits of slums and suburbia that has sparked a resurgence of interest in high rise living and public space.

October 7, 2011 - The Guardian

Does Property Ownership Go Against the Common Good?

A new book argues that yes, the priorities of private property often trump those of democracy, community, free expression and life outside of the marketplace.

March 21, 2010 - On The Commons

City Tackles Coyotes

Austin officials are wrestling with how to confront coyotes encroaching on suburban and urban neighborhoods.

December 4, 2008 - News 8 Austin

Eroding Beach Sparks Property Rights Battle

As a Texas beach erodes and the waves come closer to shore, homeowners are scrambling to figure out what to do when the public beach invades their private property.

June 19, 2008 - NPR

Google Maps, Keep Out

North Oaks, Minnesota is one of a handful of towns pushing back on Google, claiming that their Street View feature is a violation of privacy.

June 12, 2008 - Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St. Paul

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