Source: New York Times | California |
September 5, 2012
The landmark California Environmental Quality law passed in 1970 has also been increasingly abused, opening the door to lawsuits that, regardless of their merit, can delay even green development projects for years or sometimes kill them completely.
Everything we know about the automobile is under scrutiny, and so is everything we know about the parking lot. Should they be made of concrete or grass? Is their greatest purpose to generate revenue, store cars or act as a public space for people?
Savannah, the fourth largest container port in the nation according to the Department of Transportation, is among several South Atlantic ports that want to deepen their shipping channels for super-sized container ships expected to come through the expanded Panama Canal starting in 2014.
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Philadelphia |
August 24, 2012
Many large cities, including Chicago, Miami, and Denver, have recently overhauled their zoning codes to reflect changes in the way Americans live and work. Philadelphia's code has been similarly crafted to make its neighborhoods more walkable, discourage parking, and allow residents to enlarge their homes and add roof decks more easily.