April 23, 2012, 12pm PDT
<em>The Wall Street Journal's</em> obsession with planning in California continued this past weekend, as they asked Joel Kotkin, demographer and "Truman Democrat", to discuss what he believes is driving "the great California exodus".
April 23, 2012, 11am PDT
Lisa Hymas has a fascinating look at the anti-sprawl effort championed by Mitt Romney during his time as Governor of Massachusetts, which became the model for a key Obama “smart growth” initiative — the Partnership for Sustainable Communities.
April 16, 2012, 8am PDT
Maybe not. But smart growth experts appearing at the APA in Los Angeles say it may be morphing into whatever the "next big thing" is.
California Planning & Development Report
April 5, 2012, 2pm PDT
As the largest council of governments in the country adopts a $525 billion transportation and land use plan for the next two decades, Josh Stephens marks the beginning of Southern California's age of climate-friendly, smart-growth regionalism.
California Planning & Development Report
April 5, 2012, 11am PDT
McKay Jenkins looks at the challenges confronting Maryland as the state tries to reckon with the devastating consequences of the era of sprawl and prepare for an additional one million people over the next twenty five years.
March 24, 2012, 1pm PDT
Emily Badger delivers a lesson in how to navigate the linguistic minefield awaiting anyone who endeavors to talk about cities with those who don't live in one.
March 18, 2012, 5am PDT
Consider adding this animated video, which explains how past planning practices created sprawl and how smart growth policies can help solve multiple problems, to your family's Sunday morning cartoon rotation.
March 14, 2012, 5am PDT
As oversized homes fall out of fashion, is Junior's private lair disappearing? And is that really so bad?
March 9, 2012, 11am PST
Lydia DePillis profiles Washington D.C.'s planning director, Harriet Tregoning, and her efforts to reshape the city along smart growth principles.
March 6, 2012, 11am PST
Having just returned from a United Nations-led tour of disaster-ravaged areas of Japan, Warren Karlenzig reports on efforts across the region to rebuild along smart growth and green economic development models.
March 5, 2012, 2pm PST
Lee Epstein and Kaid Benfield pen a post on the importance of working rural landscapes to the sustainability agenda, which seems to be increasingly overlooked by smart growth advocates.
March 2, 2012, 1pm PST
Eric Jaffe discusses new charts released last week that purport to show the continued decline of vehicle-miles traveled in the United States, and wonders if increased urbanism can be credited as the cause.
February 27, 2012, 5am PST
February 22, 2012, 10am PST
Where there are no facts, sentiment rules.
- Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West
In my previous two posts I have set the stage for our
consideration of information sources in planning by arguing for the relevance of
such an effort when it comes to (increasingly controversial) urban planning
issues, and to situate such in terms of recognizing the influence of our world views on
the production and use of informational and built environments.
February 22, 2012, 6am PST
Drawing on 2010 Census data, the Coalition for Smarter Growth highlights the prevalence of alternative transportation in the nation's capital.
Greater Greater Washington
February 22, 2012, 5am PST
Bob Bengford, AICP, MAKERS, examines the goals and benefits, notable challenges, and lessons learned in providing on-site open space for multifamily developments, including a comparison of how a few Washington cities regulate this type of open space.
February 17, 2012, 7am PST
In an interview with the <em>San Diego Union-Tribune</em>, Geoffrey Anderson and Bill Fulton reflect on the new normal for development across the country, which astonishingly to anyone looking back twenty years, has absorbed Smart Growth principles.
February 8, 2012, 5am PST
Andrew H. Whittemore contends that planners dismiss the far-fetched theories of a grand United Nations sustainability conspiracy at their own peril.
February 6, 2012, 8am PST
The 'lamestream media' picks up the story of Tea Party activists railing against efforts to control sprawl and conserve energy.
January 20, 2012, 7am PST
Melinda Burns uses two California cities through which to investigate the reasons why the foreclosure crisis has impacted communities in dramatically different ways.