smart growth

Announcement: new paper on smart growth and government regulation

I recently coauthored a paper on government regulations designed to promote smart growth and green building (published by the Mercatus Institute).   The paper examines the prevalence of minimum density requirements, maximum parking requirements, and green building-related regulations. ... read more »

Does smart growth regulation create price instability?

One argument I've seen in anti-smart growth literature is that regulation generally and/or smart growth-oriented regulation creates housing bubbles that lead to price instability.    ... read more »

Are The Poor Being Forced Into Suburbia?

I recently read a blog post explaining that smart growth and urban infill are not so smart because it forces poor people into suburbia.  The logic behind this claim is, as far as I can tell, as follows: 1) infill means rising real estate values in cities, (2) rising real estate values mean... read more »

12th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

The 12th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference will be held February 7-9, 2013 in Kansas City, MO. The gathering will bring together professionals and practitioners from various backgrounds in development, planning, engineering, and architecture to see what has been done the past year and ... read more »

My new book

My book, "A Libertarian Smart Growth Agenda" is available at amazon.com .  If you don't want to pay for the book, you can read the article that it was based on here.  ... read more »

EPA Smart Growth Webinar Tuesday April 10th with Normal, IL Mayor Chris Koos

EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities will present a Smart Growth Webinar April 6th, 2012 from 3:00 - 4:00 EST  featuring Mayor Chris Koos and Town Planner Mercy Davison from Normal, IL to discuss a recent plan that converted an inefficient traffic situation into a new vibrant and e... read more »

Saga City

An engaging cartoon tells the story of sprawl and smart growth: Saga City - Our communities facing climate change from SAGA CITÉ on Vimeo. ... read more »

Applications for 2012 EPA National Award for Smart Growth Achievement

Announcment from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Sustainable Communities:    ... read more »

Submit Smart Growth Award Nominations!

The deadline to nominate an individual, project, policy, or organization for the 2012 Smart Growth Awards has been extended to Febraury 17th.  The annual event honors leaders advancing Smart Growth initiatives. ... read more »