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July 2016

Amazon — not the mighty South American river but its online mercantile namesake — makes a splash in the July issue of Planning. Our cover story, "From Bricks to Clicks," tracks the effects (and they're waves, not ripples) of Amazon.com and all e-commerce on American neighborhoods.

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Featured Articles

Rio Gets Ready

Michael Kavalar returns from Rio de Janeiro with a planner's view of the Olympics' likely legacy. Kristen Pope provides a sidebar on two former U.S. host cities.

From Bricks to Clicks

E-commerce is changing our neighborhoods, say authors Daniel G. Haake, Jeffrey M. Wojtowicz, and Johanna Amaya.

The Road to Quito

The global urban forum Habitat III is a "clarion call for more planning" that could pay dividends for the profession. Greg Scruggs reports.

London's Olympic Legacy

Careful transit planning has had lasting effects, writes Ben Plowden.

Big Box Bust?

What Walmart Express closures teach us about retail site selection. By Andrew Starr.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Katy Tomasulo looks at the trends shaping the housing market recovery. With a sidebar on federal mortgage relief by Jake Blumgar.


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