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All Development Is Not Created Equal

Successful communities understand that when they say no to development that is contrary to the long-term health of their community, they will almost always get better development in its place, argues PCJ columnist Edward McMahon….

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Stopping Sprawl by Growing Smarter

have in common? According to a growing list of national experts, all of these seemingly unrelated phenomenon are the direct result of sprawl. Planning and greenspace advocates have long lamented the sprawling development that gobbles…

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School Sprawl

water extensions, and the classroom building itself, but boosters say the school will help attract companies to the business park. It sounds like a great deal. So what does the state do? It turns the…

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The End of the Strip?

is retail for the last century. The future belongs to town centers, main streets, and mixed-use development. Among the reasons for this transformation: 1. We’re Overbuilt on the Strip From 1960 to 2000 there was…