Oregon’s controversial Measure 37, which de-clawed
the state’s famous land-use regulations, has been ruled
unconstitutional by a Marion County judge.
by Randy Stapilus,
Nov 14, 2005
The small community of Conway, Wash., successfully fought off a cell-phone tower, but paid a high price for victory.
by Ken Winkes,
May 06, 2010
Arizonans are grappling with the consequences of
Proposition 207, an anti-takings measure passed last
by Daniel Kraker,
Nov 26, 2007
Karen Claver delivers the mail in remote, rural northern
Montana; The Duane B. Hagadone Heliport Blues; neighbor vs.
neighbor over Arizona “pop-ups”; and New York’s
famous Moondance Diner moves to Wyoming, blizzards and
by Betsy Marston,
Mar 03, 2008
As the West's housing boom fades, natural resource extraction surges, and a defunct housing development on the east side of Colorado Springs, Colo., may soon face drilling by Ultra Petroleum.
by Sarah Gilman,
Nov 13, 2011
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.
by Paul Larmer,
Mar 04, 2012
Lack of planning rules and the housing bubble led to dead subdivisions plaguing the West, especially in Teton County, Idaho, where locals are trying to deal with the impacts of the real estate bust, yet still arguing if planning even works.
by Allen Best,
Mar 12, 2012
Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers and
Citizens and Nature-Friendly
Communties are two new handbooks on innovative land-use
planning and habitat protection
by Ray Ring,
Feb 06, 2006
A new documentary, Making Sense of Place:
Phoenix, the Urban Desert, uses the Arizona megalopolis
to show what happens when urban sprawl is unchecked
by Jodi Peterson,
Sep 13, 2004
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
by Lissa James,
Dec 20, 2004