Commentary

Housing and Land Use News Article Links

The American Dream Coalition will be holding its annual conference on free-market approaches to transportation, land use, and urban development in Orlando, Florida on Jun 10-12, 2010. Check out the agenda!

Also, ADC has culled several useful links to housing and land use news articles from across the nation and world:

A Libertarian View of Urban Sprawl — Randal O’Toole, Cato-at-Liberty
How to Create Real Urban Redevelopment — Sam Staley, Invest To Wealth

Shrinking Detroit Back to Greatness — Edward Glaeser, New York Times

The Myth of the Strong Center — Wendell Cox, New Geography

The 10 most affordable U.S. suburbs — Business Week

Higher prices melt housing affordability in British Columbia — Buzz Buzz Home

Florida’s growth: A better way — Jacksonville.com

Florida lawmakers avoid debates on growth management — St. Petersburg Times

There’s more to Hometown Democracy than environment vs. sprawl — Creative Loafing, Florida

Land-Poor, Cash-Poor — Karla Kay Edwards, Oregon Catalyst

Smart growth challenges local governments — Daily Reporter, Wisconsin

Pleasanton housing cap violates law, judge says — San Francisco Chronicle

Affordable housing or rent control? — Denver Daily News

Would new green redevelopment agencies have eminent domain powers? — Pasadena Sub Rosa

City Takes Properties By Eminent Domain — WFMZ-69 News, Pennsylvania

Eminent domain for private development? — Delta Farm Press, Mississippi

Project may use eminent domain — Auburn Citizen, New York

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.