Planning July 2011

Planning July 2011

Planning coverOil Spill: Year One

The Gulf Coast is proving resilient — but still faces major hurdles. Craig Guillot reports.

An Urban Treasure Hunt

Tony Hiss extols the virtues of deep travel. A Sustaining Places story.

Getting Ahead of the Opposition

Mary Means and Elaine Clisham tell how to control the conversation before the naysayers can. With a sidebar by Sarah Reginelli.

Census 2010: Back to the Future

Good news and not-so-good news from the decennial count. Chris Williamson explains in Planning Practice. With Timothy Moran.

Sustainable Transportation Around the Pacific Rim

Challenges — and changes — in Asia. By Christopher Gray, Sohrab Rashid, Jerry Walters, and Anna Luo.

An Interlude in the Himalayas

One planner's professional — and personal — experiences in Bhutan. By Dale Vanessa Holiday.


A regular column by CEO Paul Farmer.


San Diego shift, census challenges.

Legal News

Airport zoning, water use limits.

By the Numbers

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

Research You Can Use

This month Reid Ewing examines the distinction between urban design and urban planning.


Freight update, older planners.

Planners Library

Place matters, century of the city.


News reports, blogs, videos, etc.


Zoning is no cure-all.

Cover: Beach cleanup on Grand Isle, Louisiana, May 2010. Courtesy BP: