Keeping Lancaster Current

2011 Publications

  • December 27, 2011

    Local Governments Poised to Reinvent Themselves
    Pennsylvania’s Private Communities Deserve Share of Services
    Controlling Health Care Costs: Three Cities and Their Strategies
    State Environmental Enforcement Slips Under EPA’s Watch
    New Study Shows Billboards Hurt Nearby Property Values

  • December 5, 2011

    Municipal Bankruptcy - What It Means to File for Chapter 9
    Surveillance Cameras Cost-Effective Tools for Cutting Crime
    Transforming Blight Into a Destination
    Resetting Urban Land Use: What’s Next?
    U.S. Farmers Reclaim Land From Developers

  • November 21, 2011

    Infrastructure 2011: A Strategic Priority
    Pennsylvania Begins to Address Third Class Quandary
    Joe Riley Wins Tenth Term as Charleston’s Mayor
    Public-Private Partnership Bill Could Pass by Year-End

  • October 24, 2011

    Pttsburgh and Harrisburg: A Tale of Two Deep-In-Debt Cities
    Cities Beyond Harrisburg Also Face Economic Difficulties
    Quincy, Mass., Rebuilds From Scratch
    Prosper or Perish Newsletter October, 2011
    Prosper or Perish - Financing Local Government Services in Pennsylvania: A Case for Reform

  • October 10, 2011

    Prosper or Perish - Financing Local Government Services in Pennsylvania: A Case for Reform
    Cities Make Broad Cuts As Revenue Declines
    Poverty Rises Sharply In Most Parts of Pennsylvania
    Cycling For Everyone

  • August 23, 2011

    Our Waters, Our Towns
    Water Infrastructure: The Bottom Line for Local Officials
    Transportation Deadlock Worries States
    2010 Lancaster County Planning Commission Report
    Urban Waters Federal Partnership Created

  • August 9, 2011

    New Tool Available To Assist Chesapeake Bay Information Sharing
    Big Chicken: Pollution and Industrial Poultry Production in America
    New Report Shows Hurting Infrastructure System Costing Us $129 Billion A Year
    Preserving Habitat Within Watersheds, One Yard at a Time
    In Drought-Stricken Texas - They’re Drinking Water Recycled From Urine
    Cities Rethink Urban Spaces with “Pop-Up” Projects

  • July 26, 2011

    Companies Head Back Downtown
    Pennsylvania’s Successful Mortgage Relief Program Falls to Budget Axe
    Governor’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission Report
    Community Relations in College Towns
    July/August 2011 Issue of Rural Perspectives

  • July 12, 2011

    Lancaster Economy Report - 5th Edition
    Smart Growth Transportation Forums Planned
    The Official Map: A Handbook for Preserving and Providing Public Lands and Facilities
    How the Great Reset Has Already Changed America
    Landscape Architects Take the Lead in Remaking Cities

  • June 29, 2011

    Street Fight: Landscape Urbanism vs. New Urbanism
    If America’s Prosperity Depends On Its Roadways and Transportation System, The Future Looks Pretty Rough
    Partnership for Sustainable Communities

  • June 15, 2011

    Chesapeake Bay Cleanup- The Challenge for Lancaster County
    City of Lancaster - Green Infrastructure Plan
    Green Development in Seattle Hits It Out of the Park
    Green City, Clean Water Plan Approved For Philadelphia
    City Completes Sewer System Overhaul

  • May 17, 2011

    Susquehanna River Named Most Endangered River in the Nation
    Philadelphia Goes Porous
    Suburbia: What a Concept
    The Right Choice for Cities

  • May 2, 2011

    Many Americans Prefer Short Commutes Over Large Homes
    Recession Side Effects: Changes in Barriers to Local Economic Development, Increased Competition
    Urban Grocery Stores - A Hot Market
    Using Adaptive Re-use as A Tool for Urban Redevelopment
    New Tools for Broke Cities
    The Many Benefits of Public Art
    Walkability Makes Housing More Expensive

  • April 4, 2011

    The Municipal Fiscal Crisis and Payments in Lieu of Taxes by Nonprofits
    Thriving Downtowns to Planners - Expand Livability
    Consumers Want Smart Growth Amenities
    Marcellus Shale Drilling Could Be Costly to Residents

  • March 16, 2011

    Investing in the Future: An Economic Strategy For State and Local Governments in a Period of Tight Budgets
    Smart Growth Lifts Sales Prices, Home Values
    Creating A Network of Open Spaces
    Infill Developers Herald the End of Sprawl
    Eat Your Sub-Division
    Sidewalks: A Suburban Battleground

  • February 8, 2011

    Will “Intelligent Cities” Put an End to Suburban Sprawl?
    The Value of Green Infrastructure: A Guide to Recognizing Its Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits
    Growing Wealthier: Smart Growth, Climate Change and Prosperity
    Calling for Consolidation of Hundreds of Tiny Townships
    Some PA Commuters Waste Nearly a Workweek and $1,000 per Year in Traffic
    “Buy Local” Campaigns Making A Difference

  • January 25, 2011

    2010 State Land Use and Growth Management Report
    Monkey See, Monkey Don’t: Economic Development as a Whole New Animal
    FEDs Threaten Major Cuts to Historic Preservation Grants
    Farmland by the Numbers
    Europe Takes a U-turn on Parking