April 24, 2003, 1pm PDT
As subdivisions begin sprouting in formerly rural areas, counties trying to preserve the quiet life are being dragged into the debate over sprawl.
April 23, 2003, 8am PDT
The design of neighborhoods is to blame for resulting epidemic of obesity in America.
April 19, 2003, 1pm PDT
USA Today interviews photographer Sandy Sorlien about her new book, Fifty Houses: Images from the American Road.
March 21, 2003, 6am PST
How do officials fight sprawl in a place that has the dubious distinction of being the worst strip of sprawl in America.
March 4, 2003, 1pm PST
Local governments try to make college student be better neighbors in residential neighborhoods.
February 10, 2003, 3pm PST
Travellers to Ireland know that the country's quaint road signs are both endearing and impossible. Now the signs will be upgraded.
January 15, 2003, 8am PST
The Blue Line -- a light rail line running from downtown Los Angeles to Long Beach -- has grisliest record in the U.S.
December 16, 2002, 7am PST
According to Census data, more people from all income levels are retreating behind gates, walls and fences.
November 16, 2002, 11am PST
The world would be a better place if everyone had a porch, says author Michael Dolan.
November 5, 2002, 8am PST
It is ranked 67th in terms of population, but after it merges with a county, it will be the 16th largest city in the nation. Is merging cities a national trend?
September 11, 2002, 4am PDT
The AIA and USA Today teemed up to come up with this list of the greatest architectural works of the 21st century.
August 27, 2002, 7am PDT
As popular wisdom conceeds that smart growth controls increases housing prices, anti-sprawl efforts face a backlash.
August 26, 2002, 1pm PDT
The U.S. Government is trying a new approach to management of public lands: Denying public access. And maybe that's a good thing.
August 11, 2002, 11am PDT
Seattle, hard-hit by a recession, has hid its pain well. And a series of new initiatives could put the city back on its feet.
August 8, 2002, 10am PDT
A growing number of residents and cities are finding that development adjacent to lakes is a way to dramatically improve the quality of life.
July 31, 2002, 7am PDT
Some say developing beach front property digs too deep into taxpayers' pockets when it comes time to replenish sand.
July 23, 2002, 8am PDT
The housing market crunch is speading from California and the Northeast to other parts of the nation.
July 3, 2002, 1pm PDT
USA Today reports that with increases in immigration, many neighborhoods are becoming more dense, causing a clash of cultures.
May 21, 2002, 11am PDT
Rising home prises are pushing more people into the already tight rental market.
March 26, 2002, 8am PST
According to a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, states are cutting funds for open-space and "anti-sprawl" initiatives.