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  • Scouts (dis)honor

    Tucson, Ariz., development foes are upset by a plan to sell land that was given to the Boy Scouts by a local rancher 30 years ago.

  • Development threatens historic town

    Critics say that Washington's Growth Management Act failed to do its job in protecting small towns like Roslyn, which will soon see its population quintupled by the development of the MountainStar Resort.

  • Zoning code may squeeze Aspen ranchers

    The few remaining ranchers in Pitkin County, Colo., feel that a rezoning plan intended to concentrate Aspen's growth will end up harming them.

  • Gated communities go in with a bang

    Exclusive gated communities such as Montana's Yellowstone Club impact the land as well as the social fabric.

  • New Urbanism creates living communities

    Orenco Station, a new development in a suburb of Portland, uses principles of the New Urbanism movement to create a vibrant, livable community

  • Planning's poster child grows up

    Oregon was a pioneer in the 1970s, when the state enacted far-reaching, innovative land-use planning regulations, but now even some planning supporters say the regulations are due for some revision

  • Farmers band together to stave off sprawl

    In California’s Central Valley, farmers are working together to create "farmland security perimeters" to protect their land from development.

  • Land trust becomes green developer

    In Washington, the Trust for Public Land has worked out a tentative plan to preserve 1,020 acres along the Methow River, long sought by developers.

  • Luxury looms over Moab

    Some Moab, Utah, residents are fighting a luxury resort and development called Cloudrock that developers want to build on a state-owned mesa south of town.

  • How green is this growth?

    Local critics are working to stop a much-touted "model" development planned for the Ahmanson Ranch on the edge of Southern California's Santa Monica Mountains.

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