Fast Food Restuarant

All Development Is Not Created Equal

Land Institute in Washington, DC. McMahon is a frequent speaker at conferences on planning and land development. Over the past 21 years, we’ve been pleased to have published more than two dozen articles by McMahon

stop sign with words "It is Time to Be Smart"

Stopping Sprawl by Growing Smarter

DC. McMahon is a frequent speaker at conferences on planning and land development. Over the past 21 years, we’ve been pleased to have published more than two dozen articles by McMahon in the Planning Commissioners…

school boy looking at fleet of school buses.

School Sprawl

two dozen articles by McMahon in the Planning Commissioners Journal, and now on PlannersWeb.com. Notes: Dan Maloutt, “Walmart’s 6 DC stores: Some will be urban, some won’t” (Greater Greater Washington blog, April 26, 2012) ↩…

Illustration of commercial strip development by Paul Hoffman for PlannersWeb

The End of the Strip?

single use, only accessible by car. The new paradigm: mixed uses also accessible by transit or on foot. Commercial strips are not going to disappear overnight, but it is becoming increasingly clear that strip retail…