Best Practices for Town-Gown Relations
by Roger Kemp

Cities and universities are cooperating in multiple, innovative ways. The author identifies the best in town-gown relations. Read the Planning Practice Feature.


About This Issue
by Jerry Weitz, FAICP

The editor introduces the contents of this issue. Read From the Editor.


CLIMATE CHANGE SPECIAL FEATURE

Voluntary Pro-Environmental Decisions and Climate Change
by Robert T. Ernst

The author considers whether voluntary environmental virtue can make a positive difference in improving the ill effects of climate change. Read the Special Feature.


COUNTERPOINT

Addressing Climate Change: How Much Voluntary Individual Environmental Virtue Is Necessary?
by Edward J. Jepson, Jr., AICP

In a counterpoint to Ernst, the author describes the potential of renewable energy deployment to counter climate change impacts. Read the Counterpoint.


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The Urban Village Transportation Impact Fee Reduction Program in Bellingham, Washington
by Chris Comeau, AICP

A Bellingham transportation planner shows the way to employ reduction factors to vehicle trip generation rates for development occurring in compact, mixed-use, and transit-oriented urban villages.



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Bellingham's Urban Village Transportation Impact Fee Reduction Program won the APA Washington Chapter's 2012 Award for Transportation Planning.

Read the full Case Study.


Broadband: Survey of Planners and Best Practices
by Kathleen McMahon, AICP

A national survey of planners shows a low level of awareness with regard to broadband planning issues, but best practices exist to incorporate into plans. Read Planning Essentials.