9 Things Planners ❤ About Phoenix

Planners at NPC used #APA16 to highlight Phoenix planning-in-action.

Trending throughout APA conference weekend:

1. Valley Metro Light Rail


2. Murals and the public arts district


3. GRID: Phoenix’s bike share program


bike sharez #Phoenix #apa16

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4. Form-based code


Putting the form based code to use #apa16 #urbanplanning #formbasedcode

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The code for the downtown area, passed in 2010, has increased density.


5. Move PHX, the city's “all-of-the-above” transportation plan

Passed by popular referendum (including a sales tax increase), the plan puts active and alternative forms of transportation in the forefront of Phoenix’s future.


6. Placemaking


7. Adaptive Reuse


8. Parks


9. The Healthy Corner Store Initiative


About the Author

Dustin Calliari is APA's marketing coordinator.

Image: At the top of our list, Valley Metro Light Rail.

April 5, 2016

By Dustin Calliari