Planning March 2009

Planning March 2009

Planning coverBranching Out

Jim Schwab describes the many benefits of urban forestry programs.

Sidebar: Philadelphia's Tree Count

Sidebar: The Enemy Within

Money on the Mesa

Andrew Webb visits Albuquerque's new "jobs first" development.

In Florida, an Anti-Sprawl Strategy

Collier County's overlay system attacks the problem. Learn how in Planning Practice.

Downtown in the Dell

Nashville considers an outlying development. Christine Kreyling reports.

Brown Is the New Green

JoAnn Greco describes the new twist on brownfield redevelopment. A green communities story.

The Case for Affordable Housing

An excerpt from Alan Mallach's new Planners Press book.

The Next Level

Second Life gets a real life workout. By Ruth Knack.


A bimonthly column by Paul Farmer, FAICP, APA's Executive Director and CEO.


TIF and foreclosures, inaugural bonus.

Legal News

LA billboard ban, state vs. county law.

By the Numbers

A monthly column on stats in the news — created by APA's Research Department. This month: boomburbs.

Research You Can Use

Reid Ewing reviews a journal article on meta-analysis by Phillip Berke and David Godschalk.


Fan mail, Corvallis.

Planners Library

Beyond green, how cities work.


New reports, videos, blogs, etc.


It's a whole new ballgame.

Cover: Shelton Ditch, one of the many waterways in Salem, Oregon. Photo courtesy city of Salem.