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  • You say you want a railvolution...

    Westerners may love their cars, but the region’s rapid growth means that even the most ardent car-lovers have a stake in mass transit, and in Denver’s grand experiment in light rail

  • Eastern Sierra counties seek sustainable growth

    A land-exchange plan especially designed for California’s Eastern Sierra could help prevent development controversies such as the current one over the proposed Whitney Portal project near scenic Lone Pine

  • Surprise!

    Surprise!

    Surprise, Ariz., exemplifies the Arizona real estate collapse along with what many see as the rise and fall of the car-dependent Western exurb.

  • Green 'New Urbanist' development rises in Albuquerque suburbs

    Green 'New Urbanist' development rises in Albuquerque suburbs

    An ambitious green development is in the works on Mesa del Sol just outside of Albuquerque, N.M.

  • The paradox of the housing boom and bust

    The paradox of the housing boom and bust

    Outside Delta, Colo sits yet another rural subdivision that was never completed -- a sign of the West's housing bust and of the difficulty of regulating rural growth.

  • A eulogy for the West that was

    In Requiem for the West, Roger Brown laments the loss of soul and solitude in the small mountain towns of the Colorado Rockies

  • High Noon for Habitat

    In Riverside County, Calif., the conflict between the Endangered Species Act’s critical habitat rule and the West’s booming, sprawling, growth-driven economy comes to a head

  • Is everyone a Realtor?

    Realtors seem to be everywhere in the West today – including community politics

  • The Growth Machine is Broken

    The Growth Machine is Broken

    Phoenix land-use planners want to use a chunk of state trust land as a laboratory for future, more sustainable real estate development.

  • Chickens are roosting on private property in Oregon

    Buyer’s remorse is strong in Oregon, where Measure 37 has sparked a developer’s feeding frenzy that has Oregonians’ heads spinning

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