Planning May 2009

Planning May 2009

A Centennial Issue: Celebrating the Next 100 Years

Planning coverAmerican Demographics — Circa 2109

What will the U.S. look like a century from now? Rob Lang, Mariela Alfonzo, and Casey Dawkins offer some thoughts. Deborah and Frank Popper celebrate a post-racial nation.

Sidebar: How America Finally Solved Its Race Problem

Sustainability 3.0

Tim Beatley describes the future of eco-friendly cities. A green communities story

Tipping the Sacred Cows of Planning

Predictions from four experts.

Wish Fulfillment

Cities in 2050? David Dixon takes a shot at the future.

Knot Exactly

John McCarron says it's the process, not the plan, that needs an overhaul.


Climb aboard for Ruth Knack's interviews with transportation gurus. In Planning Practice.

Urban Design Reclaimed

An excerpt from a new Planners Press book by Emily Talen.


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


Renewable energy, Florida agency under the gun.

Legal News

Buddha statue, EPA endangerment finding.

By the Numbers

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

Research You Can Use

Reid Ewing reviews Eric Dumbaugh's Journal of the American Planning Association articles about traffic safety and urban design.


The inaugural, planting with care.

Planners Library

Placemaking, good business.


New reports, videos, blogs, etc.


An urban design manifesto.

Cover: Waterfront flats at Hammarby Sjostad, Stockholm. Photo by Timothy Beatley.