October 17, 2010, 5am PDT
The State of Virginia wants to put up 2/3rds of the cost of a new private railyard in Montgomery County. County officials say it doesn't fit the character of the rural area, and have sued to stop it from being built.
December 22, 2007, 7am PST
<p>Developers who submitted a plan for a retail development and then added a big box store to the plan after it had been approved have sued the city of Blacksburg, Virginia, for instituting new planning rules that requires extra governmental approval.</p>
August 16, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>This piece from <em>The Roanoke Times</em> laments the coming of a Wal-Mart Supercenter, and blasts the planning process that let a proposed mixed-use walkable town center transform into a "big-box juggernaut".</p>
August 15, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Two Roanoke City Councilmembers explain why they voted against an $880,000 city grant to a local developer and propose a more objective approach to offering development incentives.</p>
October 30, 2006, 6am PST
<p>The Virginia Department of Transportation is looking to change its rules on creating new bicycle and pedestrian lanes to increase the state's walk- and bike-ability.</p>
November 18, 2005, 10am PST
Thirty years after urban renewal effort, jury rules that a city's condemnation threat constitutes temporary taking.
October 13, 2005, 6am PDT
Charrette conducted by planning firm Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co. generates ideas for improving downtown.
October 4, 2004, 9am PDT
Can sparsely populated Montgomery and Roanoke counties -- which are revising their comprehensive plans -- adopt smart growth principles?
March 13, 2004, 5am PST
By now many people know about smart growth, but implementing it faces many challenges.
March 29, 2002, 7am PST
In a speech at Virginia Tech, New Urbanism advocate James Kunstler strongly criticized modern U.S. architecture and planning.