Sprawl

February 10, 2017, 2pm PST
City officials in Houston have shown little regard for the safety of its people when they're walking outside, argues an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle.
The Houston Chronicle
Feature
February 9, 2017, 2pm PST
A call for planners, policy makers, and the car industry to assertively lead the policy development in anticipation of the coming wave of autonomous vehicle technology.
William Riggs
February 3, 2017, 1pm PST
Washington state's 1990 Growth Management Act (GMA) is facing a renewed round of attacks from Republican legislators in the state. A post on The Urbanist says the latest bills designed to weaken the GMA go further than other recent examples.
The Urbanist
Blog post
February 1, 2017, 10am PST
Daniel Trudeau guest blogs about a recent article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
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
Blog post
December 27, 2016, 9am PST
Has the smart growth movement succeeded? It depends how you measure "success."
Michael Lewyn
December 19, 2016, 7am PST
The city of Snoqualimie's requests to expand in to "rural" King County has been denied.
KUOW
Blog post
December 14, 2016, 2pm PST
Yes, sprawl is still bad for the environment.
Michael Lewyn
November 23, 2016, 7am PST
Changes in state law that rolls back regulations on septic systems could spark more residential sprawl in Maryland's rural areas.
MyEasternShoreMD
November 23, 2016, 6am PST
Providence, Rhode Island is one of many cities to get mall-like retail center built with walkability in mind and set around a Plaza.
Providence Journal
Blog post
November 21, 2016, 10am PST
In 2016, Republicans did worse than usual in affluent sprawl suburbs, while gaining a little ground in working-class cities.
Michael Lewyn
November 10, 2016, 8am PST
Subdivision Staging Policy stirs passion and, some hope, progress in the Washington, D.C. suburbs of Montgomery County.
The Washington Post
October 25, 2016, 8am PDT
An example from St. Louis County shows one way that sprawl is subsidized by areas closer to the regional center.
nextSTL
October 21, 2016, 8am PDT
In a Forbes piece, Joel Kotkin details the rapid growth in population and economy (especially jobs) of Austin and San Antonio and the emerging city of San Marcos between the two.
Forbes
October 18, 2016, 9am PDT
Ten newspapers have joined California Gov. Jerry Brown in opposing Proposition 51, a $9 billion bond ballot measure endorsed by both Democrats, including the lieutenant governor, and Republicans.
Planetizen
October 17, 2016, 12pm PDT
New research looks into how commuting times in the Houston area effect on housing prices.
Houston Business Journal
Blog post
October 11, 2016, 2pm PDT
Some commentators on urban containment treat the issue as all-or-nothing: either strict limits on suburban development are good public policy everywhere, or they are good public policy nowhere. Perhaps a more nuanced view is appropriate.
Michael Lewyn
October 7, 2016, 5am PDT
Imagine a built environment that starts from a central location of Scottsdale, Arizona, sprawling outwards until it covers 70 percent of all land on Earth.
The Onion
October 4, 2016, 11am PDT
The agrihood development trend is gaining traction around the country. Orlando County commissioners approved the latest, large example.
Orlando Business Journal
October 4, 2016, 10am PDT
Recent suggestions from Philadelphia's City Council threaten the city's rebound and could turn swaths of Philadelphia into suburbia, argues Inga Saffron in a recent opinion piece.
The Philadelphia Enquirer