"Smart Growth" and "New Urbanism" Compared with "Large Lot Zoning" (Tom Lane) [ Home Page – Click Here]

(October 12, 2016) – Traditional "Large Lot Zoning" is "Greener" than "Smart Growth" within Urban Growth Boundaries . . . Copyright 2009 – 2016 . . . Tom Lane . . . Photographing California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington.

Scottsdale and North Phoenix – Dark Money? Light Rail? Or, Open Space?

Vote No On Phoenix Light Rail Proposition 104! Click Here for my Other Post Explaining the Reasons to Vote No. Attention, Scottsdale!  Do You Want your City Council to take … Continue reading

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(October 19, 2011) Be Green! Vote YES on I-1125: Stop Illegal Light Rail on I-90, attle to Bellevue

“If You Drive, Vote Yes on Initiative I-1125” (Tom Lane, updated December 8, 2011)  Election Day was November 8, 2011. Sadly, I-1125 was defeated in Washington State. Tom Lane’s Other … Continue reading

2011 · 12 Comments

(August 15, 2011) Bus Rapid Transit on I-90 – Better than East Link Light Rail to Bellevue

Bus Rapid Transit:  Introduction (August 15, 2011, Tom Lane) While some view urban sprawl as a major problem, it’s only in the eyes of the beholder.  Most people when surveyed … Continue reading

2011 · 2 Comments

(June 29, 2011) Bellevue, Washington – The Best Mid-Century, Low Density, “Green Suburb” of “Smart Growth Seattle” – Kemper Freeman Installs Electric Car Charging Stations

Before Proceeding … Tom Lane’s Other Posts on Bellevue, I-1125, Light Rail, and Kemper Freeman – Click the following link for a list of all of my posts on these … Continue reading

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(Jan. 17, 2011) Seattle Smart Growth: Mountains to Sound Greenway (I-90) – Successful Example of Rich Philanthropists and Volunteers Building Trails (Part 3)

Under revision, Jan. 16, 2011 Above:  The sun comes out at sunset as a fall storm passes in Oct. 2010, lighting up the high desert in Bend, Oregon, where over … Continue reading

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(Updated Jan. 24, 2010) My Case for Large Lots and Wide Streets: Photo Essay

Updating in progress, Dec. 23, 2010, with mistakes. Above: The High Valley neighborhood a few miles east of Renton, Washington (Seattle metro) features wide streets with properties of several acres. … Continue reading

2010 · 2 Comments

(Dec. 4, 2010) Google Sattelite Views of Boulder Style Smart Growth vs. Large Lot Suburbs

(Dec. 4, 2010,  Dec. 26, 2011, Tom Lane)  Above: How can you call “smart” growth green, when 90% of the neighborhood is paved over, either with foundations, streets, driveways, and … Continue reading

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(UPDATED May 12, 2012) Kemper Freeman Sues Three Times To Stop Illegal Light Rail on I-90 – Photos of Bellevue Suburbs

Above: F. Kemper Freeman Jr. and his 3-D architectural model of Bellevue. (May 12, 2012 Tom Lane) – Sound Transit has refused to back down from its arrogant and illegal … Continue reading

2010 · 9 Comments

(Updated Nov. 21, 2011) Seattle, San Francisco, Dubuque, Iowa To Become Smart Growth, Carbon Regulated Meccas (aka “Preservation Green Labs”)

Above: I took this photo in 1999 of the Kingdome, before the overzealous planners literally demolished the historic Settle landmark to the ground, wasting taxpayer money, building not one stadia, … Continue reading

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Rio Rancho and Albuquerque, New Mexico. NO URBAN GROWTH BOUNDARIES = AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Salt Lake City – Rio Rancho, New Mexico – NO Urban Growth Boundary = AFFORDABLE HOUSING on LARGE LOTS – More Photos Forthcoming

Mysterious Massive Walls and Clearcutting at Issaquah Highlands … vs. Green Neighborhoods in Arizona and Oregon … Click Here …

Durango Smart Growth – La Plata County Comprehensive Plan – Cancelled (Nov. 23, 2011) – CLICK IMAGE for Plan Maps and Photos –

* NEW * October 8, 2011, Seattle – KEMPER FREEMAN VIDEO – If You Drive, Vote YES on I-1125, Kemper Freeman on TV-W w/ Doug MacDonald

Dr. Bill Eager – “End Gridlock Now” – Stop Seattle Gridlock Today

Kemper Freeman Sues a Third Time over Seattle Light Rail – May 9, 2012

SEATTLE – Why Washington’s Anti-Tolling and Anti-Transit Initiative (I-1125) Didn’t Pass (12/6/11) – CLICK IMAGE of the skyline from West Seattle –

* HEY SEATTLE * – VOTE YES on Kemper Freeman’s Initiative I-1125 – Protect Your Gas Taxes and Tolls – Stop Illegal East Link I-90 Light Rail – Stop the Destruction of Downtown Bellevue with an Ugly Transit Oriented Development -CLICK HERE –

Salt Lake City’s Legacy Parkway – A Green Solution for Seattle Gridlock

*CETA* Coalition for Effective Transportation Alternatives (Seattle) – John Niles – August 22, 2011 Letter to Ray La Hood advocates Bus Rapid Transit on I-90

* SEATTLE DISPLACEMENT COALITION * – John Fox and Carolee Colter – Defending Lower Income Apartment Residents against Greedy Smart Growth Developers and Seattle Politicians – CLICK HERE for web site & columns –

*GREEN ALTERNATIVE * to Smart Growth – *WATCH VIDEO* from Pique Architects – Do They Present Something SIMILAR to the “LANDSCAPE URBANISM” Concept of Harvard’s Dr. Charles Waldheim? Image Source: http://vimeo.com/user4133046/videos – Pique LLC of Bend, Seattle, & Montana –

* SMART GROWTH * – The Wolf at Your Front Door – You Tube – (5 Minutes) – Image Source: http://www.youtube.com/user/regsgridlock –

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