United States

September 22, 2003, 2pm PDT
According to Parris Glendening, Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, nominated by President for the post of the cheif administration of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is the right person for the job.
The Washington Post
September 22, 2003, 1pm PDT
An academic journal article in the American Journal of Public Health surveys municipal ordinances that promote physical activity.
American Journal Of Public Health
September 22, 2003, 12pm PDT
FEMA may subsidize coastal sprawl in hurricane areas, since market rate insurance would be too high for most.
September 22, 2003, 10am PDT
Suffering from drought, city inspectors patrol neighborhoods to enforce its newly implemented water restrictions.
National Public Radio
September 22, 2003, 8am PDT
How the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourages coastal sprawl.
Democracy Now!
September 22, 2003, 7am PDT
Local gas stations are being threatened as big-box outlets offer gas for lower prices.
The Los Angeles Times
September 21, 2003, 7am PDT
A new street grid that combines the cul-de-sac pattern of the modern suburb and the grid pattern from the early 1900s could change the way developments are built.
The Toronto Star
September 21, 2003, 5am PDT
Preservationists seek federal funds to preserve California's 21 historic Spanish missions.
National Public Radio
September 20, 2003, 7am PDT
Mega-buildings destroy natural Muskoka landscapes
The Toronto Star
September 19, 2003, 2pm PDT
An "opinion" piece by Wal-Mart Store #3297.
The Onion
September 19, 2003, 1pm PDT
Should we really be trying to bring back manufacturing jobs? The disappearance of manufacturing jobs are actually a sign that quality of life is improving.
National Public Radio
September 19, 2003, 9am PDT
U.S. cities have lost more than 20 percent of their trees in the past 10 years, due primarily to urban sprawl, says the environmental group, American Forests.
Environmental News Network
September 19, 2003, 8am PDT
Lofts are attracting new residents to urban centers.
September 19, 2003, 5am PDT
Private property rights and local control have been linchpins of American community life for centuries. Can we have both?
Reason Public Policy Institute
September 18, 2003, 6am PDT
Engineers have designed a safer, fuel-efficient sport utility vehicle using technologies that are available today.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
September 17, 2003, 7am PDT
David Suzuki explains why North America's car-centric society is responsible for the near-epidemic levels of obesity.
Environmental News Network
September 17, 2003, 5am PDT
Public entities must use discretion in accepting private money.
The Christian Science Monitor
September 16, 2003, 1pm PDT
Low-power FM licenses have signals that travel only 10-20 miles. But they are a powerful economic development and community organizing tool.
Columbia Journalism Review
September 16, 2003, 6am PDT
A 50-state survey of economic development subsidy programs -- such as loans, grants, and tax incentives -- reveals that not one single state effectively coordinates its economic development spending with public transportation planning.
Good Jobs First
September 16, 2003, 4am PDT
A study finds that a new experimental planning system in Victoria, Australia is a dismal failure.
The Age, Australia