February 9, 2013, 11am PST
It's not how complicated or divisive New Urbanist-based land use regulations are that's driving the legal profession nuts. It's the opposite. There just aren't many New Urbanist rulings in the casebook, explains Jonathan Zasloff.
September 25, 2012, 9am PDT
According to new figures from California's Annual
Planning Survey, the state's environmental law is low on the list of barriers to infill development, writes Ethan Elkind.
September 19, 2011, 8am PDT
The CA Environmental Quality Act: you either love it or hate it. The 1970 law either protects the environment or stifles smart growth, depending upon your perspective. Three bills lie on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk that address different aspects of it.
July 7, 2011, 9am PDT
A draft report from San Diego reveals that California's SB 375 law, which passed in 2008, was ineffective in reducing sprawl in the long term, Ethan Elkind writes for the UCLA UC Berkeley Legal Planet blog.