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  • 'Start letting mom pack that trunk'

    In his own words, Bob Davey of the Valley Improvement Association explains the need for the highway and bridge through Tome, N.M.

  • 'It's a clash of visions'

    Tome resident Ray Garcia, president of the Historic Tome Adelino Neighborhood Association, talks about the vision behind his group.

  • 'The bridge is only part of the puzzle'

    Real estate agent and Valencia County Commissioner Alicia Aguilar talks about the need for planning in the county.

  • 'No one is at the steering wheel'

    Lora Lucero of the New Mexico chapter of the American Planning Association talks about the need to balance local, community control with state guidance in land-use planning.

  • Little town shows big heart in the face ofgrowth

    The residents of a small California town, Cambria, successfully joined with a state-funded preservation group to protect open space from a development planned by Hong Kong investors.

  • Bring back towns

    "Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream" by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zybrk and Jeff Beck brings to life the "new urbanism" which is largely a return to old-fashioned, small-town living.

  • Growth boundary grows

    The growth boundary to limit sprawl on Colorado's Front Range, originated five years ago by concerned business leaders, developers and government officials, has been revised periodically to accommodate more growth, which critics say defeats the purpose.

  • No ranchettes for the rest of us in Jackson

    Jackson, Wyo., citizens have rejected a development planned for a ranch near the town, but the problem of where to house people in resort towns - especially working people - won't go away.

  • A new planning tool takes flight

    CommunityViz's powerful new planning software allows citizens to get a clear look at how planned developments will actually look in the local landscape.

  • Deciphering humanity's hardware

    Infrastructure: A Field Guide to the Industrial Landscape by Brian Hayes is a wonderfully conversational explanation of everything one sees along the highway that isn’t natural

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