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  • '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.

  • '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.

  • '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.

  • '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.

  • Sprawl will be televised

    A documentary on sprawl, Subdivide and Conquer, has had trouble being aired on public TV stations before the election in Denver and Phoenix, where controversial anti-sprawl initiatives are on the ballot.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Town Shopping

    With all the formerly cool, "undiscovered" small towns now caught up in the New West’s booming real estate frenzy, it’s getting hard to find an affordable place to call home

  • Saving open land — a taxing problem

    In Missoula, Mont., and other Western communities, activists search for the winning formula to pass new open-space bonds in November

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