Sprawl

Can Nashville Shake Its Sprawling Past?

It's the nation's most spread-out city. Can an ambitious new transportation plan change that?

The Case for Job Density in a Telecommuting Age

Cities will have to serve workers in different ways than they have in the past. But smart growth is more vital than ever.

A Fight for the Future of San Diego

Officials think they crafted a balanced regional transportation plan; two environmental groups, and the state Attorney General, don't

Fixing the Rust Belt by Shrinking It

New studies suggest that we can revitalize the Rust Belt by increasing core density

Landscape Absurdism: Las Vegas

The Nevada city's craziest urban designs, as seen from space

Fighting Job Sprawl

Placing offices close to public transit is one of the best ways to get drivers off the road

Building a Better 'Burb, With Envy

A Long Island group is working to figure out how its village communities can attract and keep more young people

The Missing Link of Climate Change: Single-Family Suburban Homes

It doesn’t solve the problem to buy a hybrid and retrofit your house if all of that takes place 20 miles from your job

The Smart Growth Priority Advocates Are Forgetting

Land conservation should be central to sustainable communities

Houston, Then and Now (1891 to 2011)

A cartographic look at Texas' largest city

The End of Sprawl

Businesses are moving downtown, the suburban office park is basically extinct - is a more urban future inevitable?

A Good Use for all Those Empty Suburban Developments

Farmers are reclaiming unused sprawl to grow crops

Can Phoenix Be Greened?

The city is ground zero for global warming emissions. But adopting a more sustainable urban planning approach will be very difficult

The Unbearable Cost of Sprawl

How planners can correct some of the worst excesses of the exurbs

Maryland's Governor Explains his War on Sprawl

On the eve of releasing a new smart growth plan, Gov. Martin O'Malley discusses density, smart growth, and a city-centric future

How Suburban Sprawl Works Like a Ponzi Scheme

Ending the economic crisis in cities means ensuring a higher rate of return on infrastructure investments

Debunking the Cul-de-Sac

The design of America's suburbs has actually made our streets more dangerous

Preserving the Environment with Cities, Not In Spite of Them

The best way to save wilderness is through strong, compact, beautiful communities

The Case for a D.C.-Baltimore Mega-Region

Maryland's controversial anti-sprawl plan is in the final review phase