When Doug Robotham was vacationing in southwestern Colorado two years ago, he took a tour with David Baxter, president of local Crested Butte Land Trust. Heading north from the fashionable ski resort along the East River, the two ascended the steeply... Read more
Architect and urban planner Peter Calthorpe goes where few of his profession have gone before. A founding member of the New Urbanists, a group advancing alternative approaches to community design, Calthorpe has long considered how development shapes... Read more
Using Land Conservation to Guide Growth and Preserve the Character of Our Communities, Volume IV: How To Acquire And Manage Park And Conservation Lands
Using Land Conservation to Guide Growth and Preserve the Character of Our Communities, Volume I. This overview summarizes three reports intended to guide local governments in protecting open space and natural resources in the face of growth and development... Read more
Using Land Conservation to Guide Growth and Preserve the Character of Our Communities, Volume III: How To Secure Conservation Funds
Using Land Conservation to Guide Growth and Preserve the Character of Our Communities, Volume II. How to Define a Conservation Vision.
Five new highway bypasses around traffic-clogged Maryland towns, a new University of Maryland campus outside another town, and a new police crime lab for a fast-growing rural county. Until recently, all of these would have been built as planned, proof of... Read more
Commuter traffic throngs the highways into Austin as you walk to a conference that will examine whether there are potentially better ways for America to grow and develop. The fast-growing Texas capital shows the same strains of growth now felt across the... Read more