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.
February 9, 2006, 9am PST
Many in Virginia believe that more funding is needed for transportation, although some, including members of the Virginia General Assembly, don't want to raise taxes.
February 9, 2006, 5am PST
The number of people living in dense, large buildings in the edge-city of Tysons Corner in Fairfax County, Virginia, will apparently be less than developers planned for.
January 31, 2006, 6am PST
John Schindel lives in Stafford County, Virginia, a far-out exurb of Washington, D.C. Because of previous legal problems, he has no driving privileges. How does he get to and from his varied places of employment?
January 24, 2006, 6am PST
Strategists take note as Virginia's new governor tackles sprawl.
January 19, 2006, 2pm PST
Recently inaugurated official sets stage for "long-term transportation investment plan."
January 17, 2006, 12pm PST
Timothy M. Kaine will addresses the politically touchy issues, calling for more control of development as a means of reducing congestion.
January 10, 2006, 6am PST
Loudoun County, Virginia, developers have little time to get approval for hundreds of new homes before a revised zoning ordinance is passed.