March 8, 2017, 8am PST
Will sprawling cities stay sprawled? Starting in their downtowns, some Sun Belt behemoths are embracing denser, more walkable forms.
March 2, 2017, 12pm PST
Leading researchers debate whether more compact urban development reduces automobile travel in the Journal of the American Planning Association. The issues are complex and important.
Journal Of The American Planning Association
February 24, 2017, 7am PST
In terms of travel times, jobs, and facilities, Tampa Bay ranks last or close to last in every category that measures public transit service and spending.
February 23, 2017, 10am PST
Some evidence suggests that apartments lead to more greenhouse gas emissions per capita than houses. Does this mean that suburbs pollute less than cities? Probably not.
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.
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.
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.
February 1, 2017, 10am PST
Daniel Trudeau guest blogs about a recent article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
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.
December 27, 2016, 9am PST
Has the smart growth movement succeeded? It depends how you measure "success."
December 19, 2016, 7am PST
The city of Snoqualimie's requests to expand in to "rural" King County has been denied.
December 14, 2016, 2pm PST
Yes, sprawl is still bad for the environment.
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.
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.
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.
November 10, 2016, 8am PST
Subdivision Staging Policy stirs passion and, some hope, progress in the Washington, D.C. suburbs of Montgomery County.
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.
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.
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.
October 17, 2016, 12pm PDT
New research looks into how commuting times in the Houston area effect on housing prices.