Techno-Smart Cities, Techno-Savvy Urban Planners
by Rick Seiden, AICP

How will technology change the work of planners? Get a glimpse of the city of tomorrow. Read the Planning Practice Feature.


Looking Back After Five Years
by Jerry Weitz, AICP

The editor assesses Practicing Planner's accomplishments going into a sixth year of publication. Read From the Editor.


A Planner's Gulf Coast Recovery Plan
by Michael McAvinn, AICP

A practicing planner shares his own thoughts on what constitutes an appropriate recovery plan for the Gulf Coast region. Read the Special Feature.


Long-term Recovery Planning
by Mary Shaw, AICP

Planners know more about mitigation than recovery. The author analyzes content of nine county (and parish) long-term recovery plans and draws conclusions about how to improve future recovery planning efforts.



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Following the 2004 and 2005 hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, many long-term recovery plans were developed at the county level.

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Hurricane Katrina and Environmental Justice
by David Johnson

The author contends that Executive Order 12898, requiring environmental justice, was disregarded during FEMA's response to Hurricane Katrina. Read the Special Feature.


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