Pioneering Solar

A Philadelphia development of three low-income row houses with rooftop solar panels achieved a demanding certification from a famous institute. What was the first U.S. project to achieve this certification? The Solution: Search “low income row houses, Philadelphia, solar panels, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

PTS Workshops June 16-19 in Boston: "Planning in the Face of Conflict,""Comprehensive Planning for Sustainable Communities," "Resilient Communities Through Integrated Planning for Hazard Mitigation," and "Sustainable Zoning and Development Controls" CM

Bikeshare Workshops June 9 in Chicago and Washington, D.C.: "Planning for New and Expanding Bikeshare Systems"  CM

Tuesdays at APA April 22 in Chicago: "Parking Management" CM

Audio/Web Conferences April 28: "Open Government and Engaging the Public"; May 14: "Jane Jacobs's Legacy and New Urbanism" CM

National Planning Conference April 26-30 in Atlanta. On-site registration will be available.

New Publications from APA

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Reconsidering Ian McHarg

Ian McHarg's Design by Nature blazed the trail for sustainable urban development. But where did the trail lead? And where do we go from here? Reconsidering Ian McHarg offers a fresh assessment of McHarg's lessons and legacy. It applauds his call for environmental stewardship while acknowledging its unintended results: idyllic developments at the edge of nature that turned greenfield sites into suburban communities.

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Planning and Drought

Most natural disasters hit hard and fast, but droughts are different. They steal in, one cloudless day after another, often catching communities unprepared. Planning and Drought helps planners, public agencies, and local officials see the crisis on the horizon and get ready to meet it, connecting the dots between drought and land-use planning, water management, public health, and the local economy.