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Links to News on Housing and Land Use

Pencil in the 8th Annual Preserving the American Dream conference for June 10-12, 2010 in Orlando!

In the meantime, here are links to recent news items on housing, land use, and growth management courtesy of the American Dream Coalition:

The Decade of the South: The New State Population Estimates — Wendell Cox, New Geography
Growth Management: The #1 Planning Disaster — The Antiplanner

With growth management, the only thing constant is change — Daily Record, Florida

The Good News in Florida’s Bad Times — Richard Reep, New Geography

Mayors Seek Role in Climate Regulation — New York Times

More housing drew growth to the fringes — JCOnline.com, Indiana

Quest to designate Portland’s growth areas sets counties against each other — Oregon Live

In sign of rebound, D.C. population set to surpass 600,000 — Washington Post

Maryland home assessments to fall an average 19.7% – Baltimore Sun

Many struggle even as home prices fall — Inside Northern Virginia

How California Went From Top of the Class to the Bottom — New Geography

Buyers priced out of the UK housing market — Daily Telegraph, UK

Tax-financing bill may not help downtown development — Wyoming Tribune-Eagle

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.