November 2010


Planning coverHail to the Blue and the Green

Waterfront parks do double duty: bolstering downtowns and helping to meet sustainability goals. JoAnn Greco takes a tour.

One Lawyer's Crystal Ball

Lora Lucero predicts what our courts and legislatures are likely to be facing over the next few years.

A Really Big Rezoning

Maine puts landscape-level tools to work at Moosehead Lake. By Evan Richert and Agnieszka Pinette in Planning Practice.

Repurposing Detroit

The city is starting from scratch with a far-reaching planning initiative. Corry Buckwalter Berkooz reports.

Fixing the Mess We Made

Emily Talen suggests ways to correct the problems caused by sprawl. A Sustaining Places story.


A regular column by CEO Paul Farmer.


Ballot measures, federal policy conference.

Legal News

Tattoos, wetlands.

By the Numbers

Statistics in the news, compiled by APA's Research Department. This month: on the waterfront.

Ever Green

Right brain cities.


Notable park, where's the beef?

Planners Library

Lessons from Chicago, best public squares.


News reports, blogs, videos, etc.


Cultural memory counts.

Cover: Detroit's two-block-long Heidelberg project; photo by Corry Buckwalter Berkooz.