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October 2016

Deep Trouble

Problems that plague America’s water systems extend far beyond Flint and contain much more than lead. Nationwide, replacing aging water infrastructure could cost more than $1 trillion by 2041. This month,Planning digs deep to examine the nation’s water woes and consider how planners can undertake a more influential role in water management. Plus, The Commissioner concludes a series on legal issues concerning form-based codes.

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Deep Trouble

The nation's water infrastructure crisis is bigger than Flint or lead. Madeline Bodin digs into the issue. With sidebars by Jake Blumgart and Kevin Ebi.

A Crack in the Code?

Form-based codes aren't the zoning cure-all many thought they'd be, but their emphasis on form has had a big impact, explains Alan Mammoser.

Cities, Inc.

Incorporation is on the rise, but there are growing pains, write Matt Wheelwright, Michael Johnson, Megan Townsend, and Casey Walrath.

Start-Up Upstart

Lacking the trappings of a typical tech hub, Kansas City, Missouri, gets decidedly DIY, reports Greg Flisram. Web-only extra: Up From the Killing Floors.

Preservation Planning Comes of Age

Elizabeth Watson looks at planners' roles in saving our treasured historic places. Melinda Woltenholme provides a sidebar.


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