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The new LEED-ND standards: what’s new, what’s good, and what’s not (part 1) 7.5.2009 Switchboard, from NRDC
I've now been working on LEED for Neighborhood Development for seven years.  That's longer than anyone else who is currently involved, though architect Doug Farr has been in our merry band for almost as long.  NRDC has been a sponsor...
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Considering the role of density in smart growth 28.4.2009 Switchboard, from NRDC
Later this week, I am going to be participating with my friend David Dixon and marketing whiz Laurie Volk in a seminar on development density at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Architects.  Our session is titled "Making...
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A Tale of Two Exurbs 28.4.2009 American Prospect
Most outer-ring suburbs are being developed into unwalkable sprawl. But it doesn't have to be that way.
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Laloba Ranch owners seek approval for smaller subdivision 26.4.2009 Steamboat Pilot

The owners of Laloba Ranch Clay Center art school would like to subdivide their 40-acre parcel to allow them to sell two 5-acre home lots. Some of their neighbors are strongly opposed.

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Two new films about sprawl 24.4.2009 Switchboard, from NRDC
Both of these, with releases timed for this week's Earth Day, look pretty good, if also not exactly uplifting.  First, Sprawling From Grace features my friends Shelley Poticha and David Dixon, along with Bill Clinton, Michael Dukakis, James Howard Kunstler and...
Urban planner and civic leader Henry dies at 74 23.4.2009 Houston Chronicle: Texas
Vernon G. Henry, whose work as an urban planner left its mark on Houston and the suburban cities that surround it, died Sunday. He was 74. Henry worked on a number of area subdivisions and shopping centers, including parts of Kingwood and the Woodlands and the Town and Country Shopping Center. His firm also developed the master plan for the redevelopment of Midtown.

Five unsung heroes for the earth! 22.4.2009 Switchboard, from NRDC
Today is Earth Day 2009, and I would like to salute a few friends and fellow travelers whose names are far from well-known but whose dedicated, behind-the-scenes work on behalf of our planet deserves to be recognized.   I'll put it...
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Agri-sprawl: "farming is the new golf" 21.4.2009 Switchboard, from NRDC
  I want you to bear with me today, because this one is going to be a little long. America's best farmland is in trouble, and will only be in more trouble when the recovery comes.  The American Farmland Trust,...
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Convenience Is King 16.4.2009 GOOD

You can take the train to work, but your office is still a mile away from the station. Might as well drive, right? How we can solve the last-mile problem.

A couple of months after the presidential election, and a couple of weeks after Barack Obama signed his stimulus bill, the giddiness among transport advocates was enough to induce a contact high: $8 billion for high-speed trains, and another $8.4 billion for mass transit! They were excited…


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F. Kaid Benfield: When the real estate market recovers, smarter, more sustainable development will claim a larger share. Here's why. 10.4.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Even before the recession began, the market for residential and commercial property in the US was changing away from a model of unmitigated suburban sprawl and...
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When the real estate market recovers, smart growth will claim a larger share. Here’s why. 10.4.2009 Switchboard, from NRDC
Even before the recession began, the market for residential and commercial property in the US was changing away from a model of unmitigated suburban sprawl and toward one of more central locations, urbanity, and walkable neighborhoods.  The foreclosure crisis, spike in gasoline...
Terrific post by Jacobean on LEED and sprawl 9.4.2009 Switchboard, from NRDC
I have periodically written on the theme of buildings claiming to be "green" when they aren't, really, because their location causes more problems than their on-site technology solves.  (For an example, see my post about a new corporate headquarters in...
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Their winter of discontent 2.4.2009 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
"Luxury Apartment Homes Opening Summer '09" reads a billboard outside the former site of Symmes Hospital in Arlington. Another sign warns potential trespassers of the dangers of a construction zone.
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Virginia adopts innovative smart streets rules 23.3.2009 Switchboard, from NRDC
Under the leadership of governor Tim Kaine, the Commonwealth of Virginia has adopted new requirements designed to make neighborhood streets more connected, walkable, and safe.  In particular, the new regulations limit the number of new dead-end cul-de-sacs, require sidewalks in most...
Promising tool to control sprawl largely unused in N.J. 23.3.2009 Philly.com News
In Woolwich, one of the fastest-growing towns in the Northeast, new subdivisions have increasingly gobbled up the rural landscape.
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How smart growth protects watersheds, and how green infrastructure can make it even better 20.3.2009 Switchboard, from NRDC
  I am not an expert on water quality, but I have learned a lot about the subject over the last few years.  My tutors have been my NRDC colleagues, my colleagues on the LEED-ND core committee, and the amazing...
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Bringing regions together for cooperation and planning would promote sustainability 6.3.2009 Switchboard, from NRDC
  Cities are traditionally blue, rural areas red, and suburbs purple, says Bill Dodge, former executive director of the National Association of Regional Councils, on Citiwire.  But that doesn't mean that they shouldn't or can't cooperate, and Dodge believes the...
Havens | Granby, Colo.: The Old Mountain West in Ski Resort Alley 6.3.2009 NY Times: Real Estate
Within 25 minutes of town are four golf courses, Alpine and Nordic ski areas and the less-crowded side of Rocky Mountain National Park.

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F. Kaid Benfield: Sprawl's share of new US housing starts has declined dramatically, says EPA 5.3.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A new report from the US Environmental Protection Agency documents a dramatic shift in the pattern of new development in the nation over the...
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Sprawl's share of new US housing starts has declined dramatically, says EPA 3.3.2009 Switchboard, from NRDC
A new report from the US Environmental Protection Agency documents a dramatic shift in the pattern of new development in the nation over the past two decades:  Central cities and counties are now claiming a much larger share of overall...
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