Commentary

Housing and Growth Management News Links

The American Dream Communicator has pulled together of a number of interesting links on growth management, land use, and housing issues:

The Suburbs are Sexy — Wendell Cox, New Geography
Ready to burst with regulations — John Hood, Gaston Gazette, North Carolina

Housing costs are a growing burden for many — MarketWatch.com

Housing costs rising for families — Washington Examiner

Cities seek funds from Metro for development — Portland Business Journal

Not all on board for high-density housing near rail stations — Contra Costa Times, California

Florida Home Sales Improve 61% from 2008 — HousingWire.com

County frustrated in trying to limit law that eases western development — Palm Beach Post

Frederick appeals to first-time homebuyers — WTOP.com, Maryland

Metro vows to take care of business as rail grows — Houston Chronicle

Fitchburg Debates Smartness Of Smart Growth — Worcester Business Journal, Massachusetts

Tax district voted down by commissioners — Jackson Sun, Tennessee

Machesney Park may use eminent domain — Rockford Register Star, Illinois

The Worst-Run Big City in the U.S. — San Francisco Weekly

Samuel R. Staley, Ph.D. is a senior research fellow at Reason Foundation and managing director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center at Florida State University in Tallahassee where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in urban planning, regulation, and urban economics. Prior to joining Florida State, Staley was director of urban growth and land-use policy for Reason Foundation where he helped establish its urban policy program in 1997.