December 10, 2006, 5am PST
<p>A block of neighborhood-minded Baltimore residents has pressured the city's zoning board to reject a plan to create a community service center nearby that offers job training and AIDS counseling, despite the area's need for economic investment.</p>
December 4, 2006, 10am PST
<p>The Baltimore City Council is set to vote on an inclusionary housing mandate designed to produce economically diverse neighborhoods and stave off gentrification.</p>
December 4, 2006, 8am PST
<p>At several Baltimore area universities, construction managers learn to cut costs on the fly to cope with increasing construction costs.</p>
November 10, 2006, 5am PST
<p>In Baltimore, a recent report has called for increasing housing density and decreasing building restrictions to reduce the gap between the need for and the availability of affordable housing.</p>
October 30, 2006, 9am PST
<p>This opinion piece from the <em>Baltimore Sun</em> calls on the province to shift its planning priorities to include all of its residents, not just the humans.</p>
October 11, 2006, 5am PDT
<p>The Baltimore City Council is pushing forward on a comprehensive plan for the city to create more affordable housing.</p>
September 29, 2006, 8am PDT
The results of a recent statewide growth visioning exercise show a continuing desire to reign in sprawl by focusing development in urban areas along transit lines.
September 20, 2006, 9am PDT
Revision to a Maryland state homebuying assistance program is catching some resistance from smart growth advocates as changed language seems to go against the original anti-sprawl intent.
September 12, 2006, 5am PDT
A Maryland statewide tax that provides communities with funding to improve sewage treatment facilities has been used as an excuse to increase sprawling development.
August 30, 2006, 6am PDT
The town of Columbia, Maryland, is on the verge of transforming into a full-blown city. Pushing a broad redevelopment plan, officials are trying to ease the transition while some residents resist.
August 27, 2006, 9am PDT
Some of the recent incentives to woo homebuyers in a slowing housing market sound more like automobile ads.
August 25, 2006, 5am PDT
A two and a half year low in sales of existing homes and buyers' holding out for better deals are just a few signs of the accelerating tumble in housing markets.
August 12, 2006, 5am PDT
50 acres of woodland are up for sale in Maryland, and while a developer has scoped the land as a good site for 25 homes, local residents are pressuring local and state officials to employ a little-used open space funding program to buy up the land.
August 3, 2006, 9am PDT
Following closely behind Northern Virginia and Washington DC, condo conversions in Baltimore are now halted.
July 25, 2006, 11am PDT
The slow reaction to job growth in many Maryland counties jobs may lead to a critical housing shortage.
July 21, 2006, 1pm PDT
Citing high housing prices in cities with strong growth control policies, one author argues that the smart growth movement seems to place more value on open space than people and their preferred housing choices.
July 19, 2006, 6am PDT
With less than 300 residents, the town of Vienna, Maryland, has been grappling with the idea of growth for years. The town's mayor is now supporting a plan that will let the town grow, but not explode.
July 10, 2006, 11am PDT
Maryland's eastern shore is trying to cope with new growth spreading out from Washington and Baltimore.
June 12, 2006, 5am PDT
Involving hundreds of stakeholders, a set of four workshops in different parts of the state hopes to create a blueprint for regional growth.
June 3, 2006, 9am PDT
The federal government has granted permission for construction of Maryland's Intercounty Connector (ICC) outside the nation's capitol.