Planning March 2008

Planning March 2008

Planning coverPedal Pushers

Adam Regn Arvidson takes a spin along the nation's new bike paths and bike lanes. Susan Weaver and Bill Fulton describe what works on longer trails. A Green Communities story.

Sidebar: Where Connections Count

La Vida Local

How American communities are dealing with a flood of immigrants. JoAnn Greco reports on the big picture, and Jeffrey Spivak provides a sidebar on Olathe, Kansas.

Environmental (In)Justice

Have we made any progress in the last 25 years? James Krohe Jr. seeks an answer in an Overlooked America story.

Softening the Edge

Modernism may get an update in Los Angeles's Century City. Josh Stephens reports in Planning Practice.

Pix Tricks

John Gaber and Sharon Gaber explain how to use photos as a research tool. An excerpt from a new Planners Press book.

Growers' Gamble

Isabelle Groc suggests that cities may be missing a bet by neglecting farmers markets.

Gardens in the Round

Seattle's traffic circles have become bonus open space. Julie Johnson tells why.

Greenbelts or Green Wedges?

Pressure on open space in the U.K. may lead to major compromises. Jim Hecimovich reports from England.


A bimonthly column by Paul Farmer, APA's executive director and CEO.


Federal budget, Denver TOD.

Legal Briefs


Great streets, certification maintenance.

Planners Library

Sustainability manual, preservation tricks.


Town-gown placemaking.

Cover: Bicyclists using Minneapolis's newly opened Midtown Greenway bridge last November. Photo by Adam Regn Arvidson.