November 7, 2011, 6am PST
The Orlando Sentinel talks with Bill Warren, city manager of the Reedy Creek Improvement District, which is a semi-autonomous government that runs the land under Disney World.
October 13, 2009, 9am PDT
The Disney Corporation has announced intentions to donate land for a high speed rail station in Orlando if a Florida project is approved. But some say it's unlikely the company will encourage anyone to use their station.
June 24, 2009, 8am PDT
Amendment 4 would require city and county comprehensive plans to go in front of the voters to be approved. It has been approved for a 2010 ballot.
June 18, 2009, 8am PDT
With job cuts and cost-saving measures the watchword of the day, cities like Orlando and Las Vegas are fighting their fun-loving image to attract serious-minded conventioneers.
February 5, 2009, 1pm PST
Before officials get too excited about using stimulus money to repair the nation's infrastructure, they should carefully consider design, according to this oped.
May 19, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>This commentary claims that dirty politics have prevented Florida voters from being able to control sprawl in their communities.</p>
February 20, 2008, 8am PST
<p>Plans for a commuter rail system in Central Florida may be disrupted by a federal order to weigh the impact of rerouting freight trains to accommodate the new system.</p>
September 15, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>One Florida towns desire to promote works of art in public spaces demonstrates the challenges when government (and taxpayer dollars) get involved with art.</p>
August 4, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>The proposed 61-mile system connection -- which will provide an alternative to commuters on the congested Interstate 4 corridor -- has been given the green light by local officials.</p>
May 23, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>A recent report highlights the growing divide between incomes and housing costs in the Orlando area, leading many families to commute further and further to find affordable housing.</p>
March 19, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>The new wave of residents in downtown Orlando are helping to resurrect long-time churches that never fled to the suburbs.</p>
March 2, 2007, 9am PST
<p>Responding to concerns over the state's rapid growth, the environmental group has pledged to support a proposed measure that would allow voters to decide questions regarding planning and growth.</p>
February 11, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>After 15 years, a university president's ambitious plans to improve his school have made an equal -- if not bigger -- impact on the surrounding region.</p>
February 3, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>A unique regional organization is inviting thousands of today's Central Floridians to determine the future living pattern of 3.5 million new residents projected for the area by 2050.</p>
January 5, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>The domestic diva Martha Stewart is putting her stamp on a New Urbanist style community in Central Florida.</p>
October 2, 2006, 9am PDT
Pressed for land, cemeteries in Orlando, Florida, and elsewhere are being more efficient with space.
September 7, 2006, 12pm PDT
Recent ruling by a Florida court says that the annexed property is not contiguous to the city, thus halting the proposed development plan.
August 8, 2006, 8am PDT
An economist with the National Association of Home Builders argues that government mandated inclusionary housing has good goals but negative consequences.
August 4, 2006, 9am PDT
Decades in the planning, a $491 million deal between Florida and CSX Transportation will bring relief to commuters in Central Florida, with service scheduled to begin in 2009.
August 1, 2006, 1pm PDT
High land prices in the Orlando area have helped encourage higher density development. Urban planners applaud the new trend, but some residents worry about the change in the region's character.