Planning March 2011

Planning March 2011

Planning coverCannabusiness Comes to Town

Laws allowing medical marijuana have some unintended consequences. With a sidebar on prisons, casinos, and other LULUs. By Libby Sky Kaiser.

Sidebar: Saying 'Yes' to Other LULUs

Time to Recharge the Batteries

Some rural electrical cooperatives are flirting with renewable energy. A Planning Practice article by Allen Best.

Green Infrastructure Storms Ahead

Corry Buckwalter Berkooz reports on cities that are saving money — and the environment — through stormwater management. A Sustaining Places story.

Digital Billboards, Distracted Drivers

Jerry Wachtel explains how big electric signs are distracting drivers in new ways.

Traffic Accidents Don't Just Happen ... They're Caused!

Want to reduce crashes? Raymond Heinrich says the key is to change visual cues.

Stream Measures

Cleaning up a dirty creek means a lot more than picking up the trash. Kristina Casagrand reports.


A regular column by CEO Paul Farmer.


Congressional cost cutting, Everglades levee.

Legal News

LED signs, pesticide drift.

By the Numbers

Statistics in the news, compiled by APA's Research Department. This month: locally unwanted land uses.

Ever Green

An interview with Jeremy Rifkind.


Bus rapid transit, tunnel funding.

Planners Library

Post carbon planning, economic development.


New reports, blogs, videos, etc.


Census surprises.

Cover art: Fort Bragg, California. Photo by Kenneth & Gabrielle Adelman of the Coastal Resources Project.