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2012-10-03 09:58:22

Transportation practices tend to be more environmentally friendly in wealthier metropolitan areas located within states that mandate comprehensive planning, new research suggests. The study involved an examination of 225 U.S. metropolitan areas between 1980 and 2008 to gauge how sustainable their transportation practices were and determine what kinds of socioeconomic factors appeared to influence those practices. Overall, transportation has become less sustainable across the country...

2011-06-09 14:05:00

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A DC Zoning Commission Order published last week has created the Union Station North (USN) Zone District, encompassing local real estate developer Akridge's proposed mixed-use development, Burnham Place at Union Station. Akridge owns 14 acres of air rights above the railroad tracks immediately north of Union Station, and plans to develop up to three million square feet of office, retail, residential, and hotel space there. Named Burnham Place after...

2011-06-07 11:37:00

CHICAGO, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Chicago-area hospitals say the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board (IHFSRB) should defer approval of applications to implement new hospitals until the state establishes a Center for Comprehensive Health Planning created by recent legislation. Legal counsel filed a letter on behalf of Sherman Hospital, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and St. Alexius Medical Center today with IHFSRB Chairman Dale Galassie, pointing out that the...

2011-03-02 16:52:00

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The merger of two major planning firms, The Planning Center of Costa Mesa, CA, and DC&E of Berkeley, CA, was announced today. The Planning Center is a full-service consulting firm specializing in community planning, environmental services, and land planning and design. DC&E provides a comprehensive range of planning and design services, with an emphasis on urban design and smart growth. Management teams at both firms will remain...

2008-10-02 03:00:25

By Root, Damon W Zoning Toward Oblivion How the Supreme Court's decision in Euclid v. Ambler shaped modern America Damon W. Root The Zoning of America: Euclid v. Ambler, by Michael Allan Wolf, Lawrence, Kan.: University Press of Kansas, 208 pages, $3$/$e6.9$ paper ON JUNE 23,2005, the U.S. Supreme Court announced one of its most notorious and divisive decisions in recent memory: KeIo v. City of New London. At issue was the Connecticut town's use of eminent domain to seize several private...

2008-09-07 21:00:11

By DEIRDRE FERNANDES By Deirdre Fernandes The Virginian-Pilot Virginia beach What will Virginia Beach look like as it enters middle age? The city's planners, elected officials and residents will try to answer that question in the coming months as they revisit and revise Virginia Beach's plan for growth and development. The comprehensive plan they develop will determine which land should be preserved, where single family homes and businesses should go, and whether roads and...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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