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Sprawl

23 hours ago
Low density sprawl stretches the tax dollars of every resident. That fact could be used to support plans for more infill density, according to this article set in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Winnipeg Free Press
Yesterday
Sprawling subdivision development in Montana is popping up in former agricultural land, pressuring water resources and leading to some legal controversy.
High Country News
Blog post
5 days ago
Is inadequate infrastructure a reason to keep new housing out of cities?
Michael Lewyn
November 23, 2019, 7am PST
When complete, the Rolling V Ranch will be one of the largest residential developments in the state of Texas.
The Dallas Morning News
November 13, 2019, 5am PST
The U.S. Department of Transportation this week announced $900 million in BUILD grant funding for transportation projects around the country, supporting a similar focus on rural and highway projects as in previous rounds of spending.
Engineering News-Record
November 10, 2019, 11am PST
Will the arid West’s farms and settlements thrive for another century? Better conservation policy should take a longer view.
The American Conservative
October 23, 2019, 8am PDT
Even when fewer people live in sprawling suburban communities than dense urban communities, one of these settlement types has the benefit of being much cheaper to serve.
LSE US Centre
October 8, 2019, 10am PDT
What could have been the first new freeway for Los Angeles County in decades might now only mark the end of an era.
Streetsblog LA
September 27, 2019, 2pm PDT
Permits for new housing continue to lag despite a long economic boom. For coastal metros, it's a familiar story of job growth outpacing new construction. In some Sun Belt cities, sprawl is the bigger concern.
CityLab
September 27, 2019, 9am PDT
Numerous master planned communities are popping at a quick rate in the Central Valley outside the city of Fresno, but just across the line in Madera County. A new city is envisioned.
Fresno Bee
September 24, 2019, 12pm PDT
Despite the environmental effects of exurban sprawl, Northern California's housing shortage is being alleviated on the extreme edges of the San Francisco Bay Area.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 24, 2019, 11am PDT
A recent decision by the Trump administration regarding the Waters of the United States Rule is changing the legal calculus of a plan to add 28,000 homes in the city of Benson, located southwest of Tucson.
Arizona Republic
September 19, 2019, 9am PDT
Transportation planners are creating extra road capacity to keep up with sprawling development in the I-25 corridor in Colorado's Northern Front Range.
The Denver Post
September 18, 2019, 10am PDT
An old-fashioned story of wealthy developers coming for the water supply of low-income farming communities is being reprised in Colorado.
The Denver Post
September 11, 2019, 8am PDT
The church that owns a unique parcel of agricultural land in the middle of the Denver metropolitan area is prepared to sell to a developer that plans to build a mixed-use, master planned community.
The Denver Post
September 9, 2019, 8am PDT
A master planned community would add 70,000 new residents to a city of 5,000 located southeast of Tucson, Arizona. Local and regional environmental groups don't think the environmental risks of the development have been properly considered.
Arizona Public Media
September 7, 2019, 9am PDT
Developers want to build roads through the Kaibab National Forest to serve a controversial development, including a resort and hundreds of homes, planned for a location just South of the Grand Canyon.
Arizona Republic
August 21, 2019, 1pm PDT
City councilmembers are debating the future of a 2,200-acre former aluminum smelting plant in Frederick, Maryland. The debate centers on the viability of the parcel as transit-oriented development.
The Frederick News-Post
August 5, 2019, 7am PDT
Here's a trillion dollar real estate market on the coasts of the United States—and it's building itself into rising levels of risk.
The New York Times
July 25, 2019, 12pm PDT
Residential zoning has long been considered a local issue, but some presidential candidates have started weighing in on zoning and housing. Journalists, pundits, and researchers have plenty of complexity to examine as the debate changes venue.
KCRW