Commentary

Housing and Land Use Links

The American Dream Communicator, an on-line publication of the American Dream Coalition, provides regular links to news on housing, land use, transportation, and growth management. Here are a few of the most recent land use and housing links from the September 11th edition:

Housing & Land Use
Will Obama’s “Livability” Program Bring Britain’s “Hobbit Homes” to America? — Ron Utt, Heritage Foundation
What A City Needs
— Edward Glaeser, The New Republic
Oregon’s land-use system: a barrier to economic recovery – Bill Moshofsky, Oregon Live
Higher Density Housing To Do Little To Cut Fossil Fuels — FuturePundit.com
Florida Drifts Into the Morass — Richard Reep, New Geography
Texas Tops U.S. in Housing Affordability — Buyers House Realty
State leaders clash over growth plans — Naples News, Florida

People and Metro Prosperity — The New Republic

Sex and the City of the Future — Forbes.com
Council OKs using eminent domain to create rail quiet zone — Kansas City Star
Williamsburg businesses fear eminent domain for Broadway Triangle — New York Daily News
School board seeks to condemn property — Statesman Journal, Oregon
Cedar Falls TIF district would let mall keep some option tax funds — WCF Courier, Iowa
Development Stifled By 10-Year-Old Comprehensive Plan — Daily Commercial, Florida
What We’ve Learned: Ugly Truths About Housing — New York Times

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.