July 26, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>The Treasure Valley metro area, centered around Boise, Idaho, is the latest region to explore the ideal of rail transit, with officials looking to Salt Lake City as a model.</p>
The Boise Weekly
July 23, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Home to Chinese immigrants before becoming a town known for vice and sin, Garden City, Idaho, is planning a rebirth that leaders and residents hope will transform the community into a desirable and prosperous part of Metro Boise.</p>
The Boise Weekly
July 19, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>With gradual growth in the amount of plans for energy efficient buildings and a rise in applications for LEED certification, Idaho is joining with many other states in a push to build more environmentally-friendly homes and buildings.</p>
The Idaho Statesman
July 17, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>A proposal for a water pipeline to bring water to distant developments in Idaho highlights the history of water being diverted farther and farther from its source to feed growth.</p>
The Idaho Statesman
June 13, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>With a number of large-scale condo and apartment developments planned for downtown Boise, seven developers are transforming the formerly vacant downtown into a vibrant neighborhood.</p>
The Idaho Statesman
June 10, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>A state's carbon emissions is largely correlated with the source of its electricity -- the more coal power, the larger the carbon footprint, and the lower the electric rates.</p>
AP via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
May 10, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>With hopes of generating income by selling carbon credits to polluters, Native Americans in Idaho are converting their farmland back to forests. But carbon sequestration is not required in the U.S., lowering the amount of revenue they can generate.</p>
The New York Times
May 8, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>A new vision of development in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming is taking shape.</p>
Sonoran Institute
May 2, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>City leaders eager for more control have renewed a debate over Boise's consolidated countywide highway district -- which supporters argue provide better service and saves taxpayers money.</p>
The (Boise) Idaho Statesman
March 28, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>In an effort to bring a renaissance to its downtown, a city in Idaho has approved creation of a live-work district which encourages development of properties where people can both live and work. City officials are hoping to attract local business.</p>
The Idaho Statesman
March 22, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>At a recent ULI Conference, local and national experts discussed housing trends in fast-growing Boise Metro area, and urged developers to build more low-cost homes.</p>
The (Boise) Idaho Statesman
January 30, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>Funds have been approved to identify site selection for a multi-modal transit center in downtown Boise. The city is also pushing its public transit system to create fixed bus stops so that riders won't have to flag down buses to get a ride.</p>
The Idaho Statesman
January 28, 2007, 9am PST
<p>A Boise historian promotes walking as a way to get in touch with the city's history, and officials are hoping a walking education will help residents understand why planning is essential to managing the city's huge population growth.</p>
The Idaho Statesman
January 24, 2007, 8am PST
<p>Commissioners in Ada County, Idaho declare planner's private contract with adjacent county violated county ethics statute.</p>
The Idaho Statesman
January 20, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Growth, education and jobs/wages/employment are the top concerns identified in public policy survey conducted recently by Boise State University's social science research center.</p>
BSU Social Science Research Center
November 2, 2006, 7am PST
<p>Idaho's Proposition 2 asks voters to decide whether the state should compensate property owners when land-use laws reduce their property values. The voters must also decide if they want their state to prohibit the use of eminent domain.</p>
Idaho Mountain Express
October 17, 2006, 8am PDT
<p>Property rights initiatives in four western states are hoping to draw in support from voters afraid of the spectre of eminent domain. But many see this as an inaccurate ploy.</p>
October 16, 2006, 8am PDT
<p>More than 20 master planned communities have been proposed in Idaho since 2000. And the trend of the increasing popularity of MPCs is spreading nationwide.</p>
The Idaho Statesman
October 13, 2006, 2pm PDT
<p>Report by Seattle-based Sightline Institute documents a growing backlash against "property rights" initiatives in Oregon communities deeply affected by Oregon's Measure 37 and implications for western states.</p>
Sightline Institute
October 11, 2006, 2pm PDT
<p>The Kelo decision spurs ballot measures to restrict eminent domain and "regulatory takings".</p>
The New York Times