July 1, 2011, 10am PDT
Based on cost estimates data of 58 projects from 11 cities across the U.S., research shows that bicycle infrastructure creates more jobs per dollar spent than projects that focus exclusively on road infrastructure.
October 28, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>A new survey from Smart Growth America notes that three-fourths of Americans think improving public transportation is a better long term solution than building roads.</p>
September 20, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>New vehicle technology won't prevent global warming unless urban sprawl is curbed, argues a new book to be published by the Urban Land Institute.</p>
December 8, 2005, 9am PST
Designed for both broadcast and print journalists, this guidebook includes background information on the issues as well as numerous story ideas and annotated lists of sources and research materials.
June 24, 2005, 2pm PDT
A new guide, 'Choosing Our Community's Future' offers advice to citizens on how to plan better and 'tame' big box retailers.
January 12, 2005, 2pm PST
The rapid consumption of land in the nation’s fastest-growing large metropolitan areas could threaten the survival of nearly one out of every three imperiled species, according to the first study ever to quantify the impact of sprawling development on wil
October 28, 2004, 6am PDT
Bush and Kerry would do well to make metropolitan policy a priority on the national agenda.
October 26, 2004, 1pm PDT
A new report finds longer commutes are increasing demand for walkable neighborhoods.
June 17, 2004, 2pm PDT
A new report highlights corporations that incorporate smart growth into their business strategies.
August 29, 2003, 10am PDT
A new national study and special issues of two prestigious medical journals offer powerful indications that sprawl has a hand in the country's obesity crisis. Includes fact sheets for each state with health sprawl scores for each county.
December 5, 2002, 9am PST
The product of three years of research, this comprehensive report ranks the impact of sprawl on 83 metropolitan areas. The study finds that sprawl leads to more driving, traffic deaths, and air pollution.
October 17, 2002, 1pm PDT
Three-year study ranks 83 metropolitan areas and associates urban sprawl with highway deaths, air pollution, and traffic. Find out your city's ranking.
August 29, 2002, 2pm PDT
The water crisis faced by many drought-hit cities is made worse by sprawl. (Complete report).
August 29, 2002, 6am PDT
Sprawl development is making the nation's drought even more painful by impairing the landscape's ability to recharge aquifers and surface waters, according to a new report released today.
August 18, 2002, 5am PDT
What makes a city competitive? The people of Louisville and Jefferson County are asking that question as they prepare for the nation's largest consolidation in more than 20 years.
November 10, 2000, 8am PST
A recent survey indicates public support for improving existing communities and managing new development.
October 23, 2000, 6am PDT
According to a Smart Growth America poll: Americans want growth and green and demand solutions to traffic, haphazard development.