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April 2014

Special Section: National Planning Awards

PlanningHistoric Battlefields: Open Space Worth Fighting For

When it comes to this type of preservation, there's no time to waste. Philip Walker makes the case in Planning Practice.

Exploring Cultural Urbanism

It's a rational approach to creating authentic places — as Todd Meyer explains.

Too Big to Fail?

Michael Stockstill examines the ups and downs of the Great Park in Orange County, California. A Sustaining Places story.

Perspectives

A regular column by Paul Farmer, APA's CEO.

News

Methane rules, Valdez update.

Legal News

Shore protection, Alaska pipeline.

The Commissioner

A bimonthy department aimed at planning commissioners, edited by Carolyn Torma.

Research You Can Use

Reid Ewing revisits regression analysis.

Letters

BeltLine skeptic, one more metric.

Planners Library

Second stage urbanism.

Viewpoint

Sprawl defined — again.

National Planning Awards

Awards Introduction


Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan

Legacy 2030 Comprehensive Plan, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, North Carolina

Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan

Plan Cincinnati: A Comprehensive Plan for the Future

National Planning Excellence Award for Transportation Planning

Hawaii's Statewide Pedestrian Master Plan

National Planning Excellence Award for a Grassroots Initiative

Ridges to Rivers Open Space NETWORK Vision Plan, Mid-Columbia Region, Washington

National Planning Excellence Award for Urban Design

Brooklyn Bridge Park

National Planning Excellence Award for a Communications Initiative

ACCESS Magazine, Los Angeles

National Planning Excellence Award for Innovation in Economic Planning & Development

East Franklinton Creative Community District Plan, Columbus, Ohio

National Planning Excellence Awards for a Best Practice

Urban Forestry Code Revisions Project, Tigard, Oregon

JAPA Article of the Year

Two Journal of the American Planning Association articles from 2013

The Pierre L'Enfant International Planning Excellence Award

The Songzhuang Arts and Agriculture City, Beijing, China

National Planning Excellence Award for an Emerging Planning & Design Firm

Houseal Lavigne Associates, Chicago

National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Agency

Tallahassee-Leon County, Florida, Planning Department

National Planning Excellence Award for Environmental Planning

Broward County, Florida, Climate Change Element

National Planning Excellence Award for Implementation

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy

HUD Secretary's Opportunity and Empowerment Award

Mountain View Village, Anchorage, Alaska

National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Landmark

Housing Act of 1949

National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Landmark

Royal Town Planning Institute, London, England

National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Advocate

Cynthia Lee-Sheng, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Pioneer

Irving Hand, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Pioneer

Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Philadelphia

Cover: Design by Joan Cairney.

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Editorial Calendar

In 2014, Planning features special issues on transportation and Atlanta — our National Conference host city — and a special report on energy.

2014 Calendar