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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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School Sprawl

…One of the most important, but often overlooked, contributors to sprawl is the construction of large educational facilities in outlying, undeveloped areas. Edward McMahon takes a look at some of the causes of “school…

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The End of the Strip?

…what can planning commissions do to help reshape the strip; some recommendations culled from leading experts. Ed McMahon is one of the country’s most incisive analysts of planning and land use issues and trends. He…