September 12, 2006, 7am PDT
Fierce battles may arise between regional energy interests providing power to Northern Virginia’s sprawling suburbs and local land conservationists.
September 8, 2006, 7am PDT
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to act when pollution from one state affects a neighboring state. In the absence Of federal involvement, states have started to sue each other.
September 1, 2006, 10am PDT
The suburbs outside Washington D.C. are the richest in the nation -- in part due to the growth in federal spending since 9/11.
August 29, 2006, 8am PDT
While students at Thomas Jefferson High in Arlington, Virginia outperform many of their U.S. counterparts, it's not because the school has superior infrastructure. Mold, bugs and falling ceilings are common.
August 8, 2006, 9am PDT
Newcomers to the U.S. are finding jobs and a safe place to call home outside of the nation's big cities.
August 3, 2006, 9am PDT
Following closely behind Northern Virginia and Washington DC, condo conversions in Baltimore are now halted.
July 26, 2006, 10am PDT
Large home builders are increasingly able and willing to bribe local governments to approve new greenfield developments.
July 22, 2006, 7am PDT
The availability of green building technologies has been steadily increasing to the point of affordability. Some high-profile projects are setting the stage for broader acceptance and use.
July 17, 2006, 6am PDT
The Arlington Carshare Program 2006 Report provides a summary of the program and provides a second-year evaluation of the Carshare Program based on member surveys conducted by Arlington in March 2005 and 2006.
July 6, 2006, 11am PDT
A farmworker advocacy group is working with Virginia farmers to provide housing for the seasonal workers that tend their fields. Houses made of hay are the affordable and energy-efficient solution to this need for seasonal housing.
June 20, 2006, 8am PDT
Regional employment forecasts project trends opposing planners' visions, with jobs spiraling outward from the city to the suburbs.
June 13, 2006, 6am PDT
After about a decade of planning and litigation, and another six years of construction, the first part of the first of two spans to replace the old Woodrow Wilson Bridge between Prince George's County, Md. and Alexandria, Va. is open to traffic.
June 11, 2006, 5am PDT
New Urbanist design comes to the Villages at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Today, the military hopes more attractive neighborhoods will help recruit and retain soldiers, and create a stronger sense of community to support military families.
May 30, 2006, 10am PDT
A new study shows that Adequate Public Finance Ordinances (APFOs)in the National Capital Region may counter state's efforts at managing growth effectively.
May 10, 2006, 8am PDT
A developer wants to raze the old Buckingham Village apartments in Arlington County, to replace them with pricey new townhomes. Should "neighborhood guardian" Lillian Veney and her dog, who have lived in the complex for 12 years, be forced out?
April 20, 2006, 10am PDT
The Shenandoah River reaches the tipping point thanks to pollution and development, according to national non-proft conservation organization American Rivers, which releases the annual list.
March 24, 2006, 12pm PST
Arlington County, Virginia, and the City of Alexandria approved a plan for restoration of a 2.3-mile stretch of Four Mile Run; the vision would transform the neglected urban stream into a natural amenity and destination in the D.C. area.
March 21, 2006, 6am PST
How should the D.C. area handle its explosive growth? Columnist Steven Pearlstein has some ideas.
March 21, 2006, 5am PST
Three of the top 10 fastest growing county's in the country lie in the Virginia exurbs surrounding Washington, D.C.
February 28, 2006, 6am PST
How to find shelter in a wealthy suburban county without paying rent or a mortgage.