Rhode Island

October 1, 2005, 9am PDT
Scott Wolf, executive director of Grow Smart Rhode Island, proposes a "bold" strategy for maintaining Rhode Island's rural communities.
The Providence Journal
September 25, 2005, 7am PDT

"How easy it has been for a school committee to go to the municipal voters and say that a new school may be built on cheap land out on the fringes of town or otherwise distant from most of the scho

The Providence Journal
September 21, 2005, 6am PDT
Rhode Island Department of Education promotes 'Smart Growth' principles in School Facilities Planning Guidelines.
Grow Smart Rhode Island website
August 19, 2005, 12pm PDT
Kevin M. Flynn is named to lead Rhode Island's Planning Division.
Grow Smart RI
May 2, 2005, 10am PDT
Citing economic reasons the University of Rhode Island announced that it will begin the process of closing down one of two publicly funded graduate planning programs in New England.
The Providence Journal
April 8, 2005, 1pm PDT
A new study quantifies a substantial return on historic tax credits in Rhode Island.
Grow Smart RI
January 6, 2005, 2pm PST
Universities are investing heavily in Providence, RI.
The Providence Journal
September 17, 2004, 6am PDT
New rail line's two stations would significantly reduce commuter traffic on highways into Providence.
The Providence Journal
August 25, 2004, 10am PDT
David Brussat criticizes Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, and Daniel Libeskind, and wonders if architecture has "hit the bottom".
The Providence Journal
August 10, 2004, 7am PDT
Wendell Cox adjusts the Smart Growth American sprawl index for errors and concludes that Providence is the nation's least sprawling metro area and Colorado Springs sprawls less than Portland.
The Public Purpose
June 29, 2004, 5am PDT
An historic property redevelopment tax credit is spared from moratorium.
Pawtucket Times
June 22, 2004, 9am PDT
Grist Magazine interviews Tim McCormick, planning manager at the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority.
Grist Magazine
May 28, 2004, 6am PDT
This New England city has one of the lowest number of urban trees per capita.
The Providence Journal
May 14, 2004, 1pm PDT
Bristol, RI seeks to protect historic districts, by adopting strict guidelines for chain stores and franchises.
The Providence Journal
March 7, 2004, 1pm PST
Portsmouth, a rural town on Aquidneck Island, hopes to create a new mixed-use center using New Urbanist principles and traffic calming techniques.
The Providence Journal
February 27, 2004, 6am PST
The grassroots group hires an "anti-sprawl superhero" to fight big-box development.
The Providence Journal
February 15, 2004, 7am PST
A new report urges leaders to devise ways to make the city's once-thriving retail hub more appealing to tourists, university students, club-goers and people who work downtown.
The Providence Journal
February 14, 2004, 9am PST
Craig Johnson says his town is under attack from "the unstoppable forces of sprawl."
The Providence Journal
February 2, 2004, 4am PST
The latest entrant in Providence's flourishing luxury market will feature 220 apartments.
The Providence Journal
January 16, 2004, 1pm PST
Andres Duany will lead a design workshop to help improve Providence's Downtown area.
The Providence Journal