"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.

Speculation by Landlords with Rainmaker and Yieldstar – A Key Ingredient of Smart Growth and New Urbanism (October 12, 2016)

THIS IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION This investigation into these immoral property management companies, and their rent maximizing software programs, and their consequences on the American people, will split this post into … Continue reading

2016 · Leave a comment

Ventura County versus Maricopa County – Why Vote No on Prop 104

(UNDER CONSTRUCION) Please refer to the main page on Smart Growth Infill in Maricopa County and Reasons to vote no on prop 104 at –  https://smartgrowthusa.wordpress.com/category/vote-no-on-104/ This post will ultimately … Continue reading

2015 · Leave a comment

Vote No on 104 (MovePHX 104) – Vote No on Phoenix Light Rail

(Tom Lane Under Construction First draft July 7 2015, Last Updated August 22, 2015) Also read my other post on Scottsdale light rail – https://smartgrowthusa.wordpress.com/2015/05/24/north-scottsdale-and-north-phoenix-dark-money-or-open-space/ And, for additional posts on Smart … Continue reading

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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

2015 · Leave a comment

May 2015 Revision

This web site is being revised to allow for new Arizona content. Many links and pages are broken or do not work. All posts (About 70) should appear on page … Continue reading

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What Do Soccer Moms Want from Urban Planners? The Profession is in Crisis – Focusing on Millenials and Baby Boomers.

(May 6, 2015, June 7, 2015)Tom Lane, Under Construction) WARNING: There is confusion in the literature, cited below, between “households per square mile,” and, “persons per square mile.” This post … Continue reading

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More Scottsdale and North Phoenix Smart Growth Towers? Or, Extend the McDowell Sonoran Preserve West to Desert Ridge?

UNDER CONSTRUCTION (May 25, 2015, Tom Lane) Recently, I observed kids in a Phoenix park near North 40th Street and Bell Road riding a dirt bike over green grass in … Continue reading

2015 · 4 Comments

(revised Dec. 24, 2011) Smart Growth is Not Green. Low Density Housing Better for the Environment.

(revised December 24, 2011, Tom Lane) Look at the photo above, and think about the neighborhood that you grew up in.  Large shade trees, a nice backyard for baseball, and … Continue reading

2011 · 3 Comments

(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

(February 10, 2012) Smart Growth Principles Canceled in Arizona and California

SIGN – Impact FEE HEARINGS – Cave Creek, Arizona (February , 2012, Tom Lane) 2011 Year in Review – Many smart growth principles of smart growth were canceled in several … Continue reading

2011 · Leave a comment

(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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(Feb. 28, 2011, Dec. 23, 2011) Clearcutting for Smart Growth in Seattle; vs. Green Neighborhoods in Arizona and Oregon

Above: Port Blakely Construction’s Issaquah Highlands Master Planned Smart Growth Development still under construction in Summer, 2010.  Not many native trees left; towering massive walls; see photos below as well. … Continue reading

2010 · 2 Comments

“Public Private Space” and Public Safety: The Conundrum Of Smart Growth

(Tom Lane, September, 2011)  I have dozens of photos of private space that looks public in several Western states. I’ll be adding these photos as soon as I can.  The … Continue reading

2010 · Leave a comment

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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