Commentary

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, OnlineOpinion.com, 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

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.