November 14, 2008, 5am PST
Mecklenberg County, NC has created a program to encourage kids to walk to school in an attempt to curb obesity, but they're finding that the road to good intentions isn't properly paved.
November 14, 2008, 5am PST
Mike Lydon of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company reports on the recent Transport Summit in Charlotte, NC, where presentations ranged from discussions of 'context-sensitive' road design to crafting the 2009 federal transportation bill.
November 13, 2008, 11am PST
FEMA has redone official maps of flood-prone areas across the country, designating some as flood zones for the first time.
November 13, 2008, 7am PST
More retail, joining residential and office developments, is seen as the crucial linchpin in the ongoing revitalization of Columbia, SC's Main Street.
October 27, 2008, 10am PDT
The first phase completed, the residents of North Augusta, SC contemplate the effect of New Urbanism on the neighborhood known as Hammond's Ferry.
October 17, 2008, 12pm PDT
As the city pulls more and more people from the suburbs back to the center, planners and developers in Charleston are warming up to the idea of infill development.
August 25, 2008, 11am PDT
The mayor of Columbia, SC proposes turning the city's main street from an eight-lane freeway into a more comfortable place to walk. Says a supporter, 'Bridging that street is important for future development in the Vista and Main Street.'
August 4, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>City planners in Charleston, SC would like to see some local malls redeveloped as mini-downtowns, filling in their parking lots with buildings, but local developers think they're insane. 'This really horrifies me,' says one business person.</p>
The Post & Courier, Charleston, S.C.
April 25, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>American Rivers has named the Catawba River--which spans both Carolinas--as America's Most Endangered River for 2008, citing rapid development and outdated water supply management as factors in its ranking.</p>
April 22, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Urban infill developments are slated to transform the vast industrial land between Charleston and North Charleston, South Carolina, known as "the Neck" area, into live-work communities that stitch the two cities together.</p>
Charleston Business Journal
February 6, 2008, 8am PST
<p>A small and distinct subculture of African Americans on the island of St. Helena on the coast of South Carolina is increasingly threatened by developers who want to bring a supermarket and golf courses to the island.</p>
October 23, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>The "Neck" area of the Charleston, South Carolina region, connecting the cities of North Charleston and Charleston, holds the potential to become an urban model regarding several issues which are plaguing the metropolitan area.</p>
August 13, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>A mixed-use village on a prime parcel of land in downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina, known as Renaissance Park may be the first major project to result from the city's recently adopted master plan.</p>
August 1, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Some residents of Columbia, South Carolina's Granby neighborhood, near the banks of the Congaree River, are concerned about how plans to redevelop the land along the river into a new riverfront park might alter the land's natural features.</p>
July 17, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>The water demand from the fast-growing suburbs outside Savannah have started to threaten local aquifers. Though water restrictions are in place and prices are increasing, the growth continues.</p>
May 31, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>A program in Savannah is encouraging downtown churches to redevelop their parking lots to include needed affordable housing and neighborhood services.</p>
May 4, 2007, 7pm PDT
<p>A 70,000-acre timber tract that spans the Low Country counties of Charleston and Dorchester in South Carolina will be developed by its corporate owner, MeadWestvaco, into an environmentally-sensitive community that emphasizes conservation.</p>
April 29, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>A sparsely-populated rural county in South Carolina is expecting the development of more than 40,000 homes over the next couple of years, which will more than double the population. County officials are looking to create a smat growth plan.</p>
April 19, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is considering the development of a half-mile streetcar line to act as a test phase before a proposed 11-mile system is approved. Consultants say the system shouldn't be built without transit-oriented development.</p>
April 14, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>As South Carolina continues to experience accelerated growth, the state must better assess and manage its water needs, particularly in light of shared water sources between its fast-growing neighboring states.</p>