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  • City slaps back at property-rights measure

    In response to Oregon’s recently passed Measure 37, Bend, Ore., adopts a rule that allows people to sue their neighbors if nearby development reduces property values

  • Seattle's rural neighbors rise up

    Inspired by Oregon’s Measure 37, a private-property rights group in King County, Wash., is fighting to repeal recently adopted land-use ordinances

  • Prowling the back spaces of the West

    Inside an abandoned Air Force base on the Nevada-Utah border, the Center for Land Use Interpretation houses a remarkable museum of the West's human landscapes.

  • The Western Confluence: A Guide to Governing Natural Resources

    In The Western Confluence, Matthew McKinney and William Harmon try to find practical ways to solve the West’s endless struggles over water and resource management

  • Write-off on the Range

    In Montana’s Madison County, Reid Rosenthal uses conservation easements to help the land — and make his investors rich

  • A call for modest reform

    The time is ripe for moderate reform of the conservation easement system

  • Beyond the exurban dream

    The West’s rural areas are erupting with large-lot, big, expensive homes, but the actual costs of this new rural lifestyle extend far beyond the purchase price

  • A refreshing take on Wal-Mart vs. The World

    In The United States of Wal-Mart, John Dicker offers a viciously funny but intelligently nuanced understanding of the Wal-Mart phenomenon

  • When the Joneses go solar

    As solar power becomes more popular, planners wrestle with builders over aesthetics

  • Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods

    In Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods, writers Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett examine ecologically sound communities

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