Housing and Land Use News Links

The American Dream Coalition’s most recent edition of its e-newsletter, The American Dream Communicator, has these useful links to growth management, land use, and housing issues in the news:

Housing & Land Use
Portland, America’s ultimate White City — Aaron Renn, Dallas Morning News

Living better than the kids — Wendell Cox,, Australia

It’s A Mall World After All — Joel Kotkin, Forbes

The Essence and Future of Texas vs. California — Tory Gattis, New Geography

US Housing Has Never Been More Affordable — Daily Markets

California Housing Affordability Continues to Decrease — Real Estate Rama

Housing bust halts growing suburbs — USA Today

Growth Rush of 2009 — Daytona Beach News-Journal, Florida

Experts: No ‘Quick Fix’ for Market — The Ledger, Florida

Townships told to fight consolidation — Post-Bulletin, Minnesota

Ruling jeopardizes some affordable housing laws — San Francisco Chronicle

Cities find the fine print is costing millions — Business Week

Hard times for homeowner groups — Washington Post

Huge Denver redevelopment highlights potential, limits — St. Louis Today

San Jose mayor calls for temporary redevelopment freeze — Mercury News

MDHA Eminent Domain Battle In Court Monday — WSMV-TV Nashville, Tennessee

Atlantic Yards Wins — Matthew Festa, Land Use Prof Blog

Big Flats Landowners Fired Up Over Eminent Domain — WENY-TV, New York

Taunton looking at $5.2 million eminent domain bill — Daily Gazette, Massachusettes