California

December 15, 2002, 5am PST
Part one of this two-part series examines San Jose's urban-growth boundary.
The Thoreau Institute
December 13, 2002, 2pm PST
Amid a massive budget crisis in California, the state defers approval of dozens of requests.
The Los Angeles Times
December 13, 2002, 8am PST
Are the days numbered for the American Dream of detached homes and automobility, as some anti-sprawl activists would have us believe?
Reason Public Policy Institute
December 12, 2002, 1pm PST
An earthquake early warning system using 250 Global Positioning System stations has in installed in Los Angeles.
New Scientist
December 12, 2002, 7am PST
American retailers' adoption of cart escalators--long popular in Europe--could open up new possibilities for creating urban stores
The Los Angeles Times
December 12, 2002, 6am PST
No tract map hearing for an already approved housing development has ever drawn as much attention as the Ahmanson Ranch project on the edge of Los Angeles.
California Planning and Development Report
December 11, 2002, 12pm PST
"Urban surgeon" Jon Jerde has plans to revitalize Sacramento's gritty downtown -- the largest undeveloped downtown land in any major U.S. city.
The Sacramento Bee
December 11, 2002, 10am PST
The Christian Science Monitor tells the story of what may become the largest farm-to-city water transfer in US history.
The Christian Science Monitor
December 11, 2002, 6am PST
In Southern California, one man's effot to save a 400-year-old oak tree sums up the civic dichotomy over growth.
The Los Angeles Times
December 10, 2002, 6am PST
Small homes, multi-family dwellings, pedestrian-friendly streetscapes, pedestrianare some of the solutions developers are employing to address severe housing shortages caused by lack of available land.
BizJournals
December 9, 2002, 10am PST
Former Department of the Interior official, David Hayes, analyzes the negotiations ongoing over urban water needs in California.
The Metro Investment Report
December 9, 2002, 7am PST
For the last decade, California has apparently allowed low grade radioactive waste to be placed in its municipal landfills.
The Los Angeles Times
December 8, 2002, 1pm PST
In a shift that will change how toxic electronic waste is recycled, a major computer maker supports legislation requiring manufacturers to bear the cost of disposal.
San Jose Mercury News
December 6, 2002, 11am PST
Smart-growth advocates have talked about "faulty" school siting, but now they can use that adjective literally.
CNN
December 6, 2002, 10am PST
Arden Realty's CEO reflects on trends in the commercial property market in Southern California.
The Planning Report
December 6, 2002, 8am PST
A discussion with Robert Garcia of the City Project on the recent battles for public access to California's beaches.
The Metro Investment Report
December 5, 2002, 12pm PST
Killings on the streets of some parts of Los Angeles leaves residents afraid to walk in their neighborhoods.
The Christian Science Monitor
December 4, 2002, 2pm PST
Ellen Straus died at her home in Marshall, Calif. She was a pioneer in helping farmers protect land from sprawl and helped found an influential land trust.
The New York Times
December 4, 2002, 10am PST
Vegetable oil-powered vehicles would cost the city more but produce less pollution.
The Oakland Tribune
December 4, 2002, 8am PST
Is the Segway Human Transporter an urban transportation panacea ormobility-oriented snake oil?
California Planning and Development Report