March 2012

Planning

Planning coverFresh Air Funding

A new federal program envisions new and improved parks, green spaces, and rural landscapes. A Sustaining Places story by Allen Best.

On Sale

John McCarron describes the retail revolution that is hitting city plans and budgets.

Uncle Sam, the Energy Miser

The federal government takes the lead in net-zero building construction. Jeffrey Spivak reports in Planning Practice.

Body and Soul Centers

JoAnn Greco notes that a $1.5 billion donation is helping the Salvation Army to build state-of-the-art neighborhood facilities in hard-pressed cities around the nation.

Urban-Friendly Utilities

Turning power plants into amenities? Adam Regn Arvidson says it can be done.

Here Comes the Neighborhood

Norman Krumholz and Joy Roller tell a Cleveland success story.

Perspectives

A regular column by CEO Paul Farmer.

News

Stormwater ruling, Florida water.

Legal News

Oregon's Measure 37, rail trails

By the Numbers

Statistics in the news, compiled by APA's Research Department. This month: solar energy.

Ever Green

Timothy Beatley applauds Scottsdale's desert conservation efforts.

Letters

What is sustainability?

Planners Library

Urban ecology, economic development.

Viewpoint

Don't give up on high-speed rail.

Cover: New landscaping at the Hennepin Energy Recovery Center in downtown Minneapolis. Photo by Paul Crosby.