Posts tagged with 'smart growth'
Springtime Smart Growth Happenings
Springtime Smart Growth Happenings
For those of you who haven’t gotten your livability and smart growth fix lately, we’d like to alert you to a couple local news items. First, the Montgomery County Planning Department is kicking off ReThink Montgomery, a weekly speaker series ...
Moving through the Recession, Part 5: Are Exurbs Still Declining?
Moving through the Recession, Part 5: Are Exurbs Still Declining?
Earlier this week, the National Association of Realtors announced that sales of previously occupied homes in the United States fell 0.6 percent last month. This drop came after a sharp decrease in December and a more modest one in January. ...
Montgomery County’s Mixed-Use Zoning Proposal Gets Mixed Reception
Montgomery County’s Mixed-Use Zoning Proposal Gets Mixed Reception
Earlier this week, the Montgomery County Council endorsed revisions to its zoning code that would include a proposed mixed-use zone. The Council is expected to approve the changes next week. In an effort to update the zoning system to create ...
Local Forecast: Snowy, with a Chance of Mixed-Use
Local Forecast: Snowy, with a Chance of Mixed-Use
We’re in the midst of another snowstorm here in D.C., and once again, I’m thanking my lucky stars that I live in a walkable, mixed-use neighborhood. Just like last time, the roads are a mess and my car is buried ...
Study on Maryland Smart Growth: Widespread Acclaim, But Limited Results
Study on Maryland Smart Growth: Widespread Acclaim, But Limited Results
“Single-family homes and townhouses are scattered on ever-larger lots in areas designated for dense, compact building, as lots outside those areas shrink, the study concludes. “The number of parcels developed, the acres of land developed and the average size [of ...
Discussing Smart Growth With Cheryl Cort
Discussing Smart Growth With Cheryl Cort
The Coalition for Smarter Growth is one of the preeminent activist organizations dedicated to sustainable transportation and smart land use policies in the D.C. area. Over the last ten years, the Coalition has fought for inclusionary zoning in D.C., for transit-oriented ...