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October 19, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Residents say the state's smart growth policies have done little to reign in sprawl, though questions remain about what action to take.</p>
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October 8, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Though former governor Parris Glendening is often seen as the father of smart growth, studies indicate that even with the state's efforts, little progress has been towards reigning in sprawl.</p>
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September 17, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>Two buildings in Baltimore were recently approved by the city's historic preservation commission as being worthy of historic designation. The only problem is that the owners don't want it.</p>
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September 3, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Transit advocates in Baltimore are calling on regional officials to throw out an $8.7 billion traffic congestion plan because it relies too heavily on highway projects and not enough on transit options.</p>
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August 13, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>The real estate market is reportedly down in many major metropolitan areas, but within them pockets of high-value properties are flourishing.</p>
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June 29, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Planners and officials in Baltimore are looking to recreate one of the city's major streets as a vibrant tourist and retail area. But opinions differ on how to do it and where to look for examples.</p>
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June 15, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>The Baltimore City Council has approved an inclusionary housing bill requiring developers to designate a certain portion of new developments as affordable. Proponents say the measure is flawed, but a good first step.</p>
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May 30, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>With relatively affordable housing stock and an increasingly desirable urban environment, Baltimore has attracted single female homebuyers at twice the national average.</p>
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April 21, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>A controversial inclusionary housing bill is up for approval in Baltimore, Maryland, that would eventually require all new residential projects with 30 or more units to have a certain percentage of affordable housing.</p>
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April 18, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Experiencing a rebound of smart growth and urban development, Jersey City, New Jersey, is becoming an example for other growing cities.</p>
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April 13, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Plans to build affordable housing in Baltimore have incited local residents to collect hundreds of signatures in opposition to what they fear will destroy their neighborhood.</p>
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April 2, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Immensely divergent interests collide as Howard County struggles with the thorny question of development.</p>
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March 30, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>One in four new schools approved for state funding in the past four years is being built beyond designated growth boundaries.</p>
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March 28, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Amid a new regulation that limits development based on the amount of water municipalities can provide, a city in northern Maryland will receive additional allocations of water to allow new development, ending a 6-month building moratorium.</p>
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March 22, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>The mayor of Annapolis, Maryland, wants to overrule a bill that delays all building until adequate infrastructure is in place. Lifting the ban, she says, would streamline planning in the city, but many worry that it would allow too much development.</p>
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March 7, 2007, 5am PST
<p>A proposed mixed use development on one of the city's last open spaces in a sea of housing and retail has Annapolis, Maryland, locals up in arms about the possible negative impacts of the development.</p>
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February 18, 2007, 11am PST
<p>Residents have voiced their concerns over Baltimore County plans to purchase a 26-acre farm that include using part of the open space as a school bus depot.</p>
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February 15, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>In Harford County, Maryland, an ordinance has been approved that would strictly limit the development of new homes in areas with overcrowded schools.</p>
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February 1, 2007, 7am PST
<p>A bill is being pushed forward in Maryland that would ban all new "ground rents" -- a housing ownership situation in which one owner owns a house and another owns the land beneath the house. Some say the system is being used in a "predatory" way.</p>
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January 8, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>Governor-elect Martin O'Malley wants to redirect the state down the path of smart growth charted by former Governor Parris Glendening.</p>
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