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Property Rights

October 7, 2011, 12pm PDT
With the help of Councilmember Paul Krekorian of the Los Angeles City Hall, Studio City residents developed an anti-mansionization ordinance called the "Residential Floor Area" to limit the size of residential construction on existing lots.
The Patch
July 26, 2011, 9am PDT
A comic book is helping municipal employees in Brazil to understand how to catalog land for the collection of property taxes.
At Lincoln House
September 7, 2010, 1pm PDT
The front yard of a home in suburban Plymouth, England is completely enveloped by a leylandii tree. Neighbors say it's an eyesore, the owner says he's being unfairly targeted.
The Guardian U.K.
June 2, 2010, 9am PDT
Landowners in Gunnison, Colorado are claiming that rafters passing through on the banks of the Gunnison River are trespassing. Do property rights extend into the water?
On The Commons
July 27, 2009, 2pm PDT
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was part of an appeals-court panel in 2006 that favored a private developer with the authority to seize land by eminent domain.
The Christian Science Monitor
May 5, 2009, 9am PDT
A documentary focusing on Portland's urban growth boundary begins airing this month on public television stations across the country. It includes interviews with proponents on all sides of the smart growth issue.
PR Web
February 28, 2009, 11am PST
A new plan is taking form in Brazil to regularize titles to rainforest land -- an effort the government hopes will fight deforestation.
The Economist
February 27, 2009, 6am PST
This piece from <em>Reason</em> looks at a land dispute in Colorado between ranchers and the U.S. Army, which wants to add more than 400,000 acres to a 245,000 acre training and testing site.
Reason
December 4, 2008, 1pm PST
Austin officials are wrestling with how to confront coyotes encroaching on suburban and urban neighborhoods.
News 8 Austin
November 29, 2008, 9am PST
The key to solving global poverty is possessing secure land and property tenure, according to this opinion piece. Having such security enables poor communities, even those here at home, to make demands from their governments.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 23, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Local officials in Manasota Key, FL tried to preserve the character of their community by putting height restrictions in place, but a thwarted developer has been awarded $500k for the limitations these restrictions imposed on his property rights.</p>
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
July 17, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>With less than a month left before the start of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, residents in the Chinese metropolis are still being evicted to make way for event-related construction.</p>
The Washington Post via the Boston Globe
June 19, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>In what is almost a real-life caricature of the battle of the single homeowner against the huge corporation, Edith Macefield refused to sell her home to a developer planning a major retail outlet, who then built around. This week Ms. Macefield died.</p>
The Seattle Times
June 19, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>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.</p>
NPR
June 12, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>A case over land rights in the West going back decades has been awarded to the estate of a deceased property rights activist, who contended that the Forest Service deprived his ranch of water.</p>
Yahoo News
March 26, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Oregon's property rights issues should serve as a cautionary tale for the rest of the country, according to this article from <em>Metropolis</em>.</p>
Metropolis Magazine
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