October 2011

Planning

coverMajoring in Development

Higher education is an American growth industry — with happy consequences for many cities. John McCarron reports; Ruth Knack provides a sidebar.

Sidebar: Sewage at Schools

Sidebar: A+ for Downtowns

Florida Meltdown

Craig Pittman describes hard times in a state that pioneered growth management. With sidebars by James Sellen and Max Forgey.

Sidebar: The Bright Side

Inside Tent Cities

A few places allow them; others push them around. Andrew Heben makes a visit.

High-Touch/High-Tech Charrettes

How social media and web-based tools are increasing the capacity for involvement. A Planning Practice story by Bill Lennertz — with a sidebar by Jeff Speck.

Yes, Parking Reform Is Possible

Donald Shoup updates The High Cost of Free Parking.

Prime (Play) Time

Molly Phemister takes a look at today's accessible playgrounds.

The Upsizing of White Flint

Andrew Ratner describes how a Maryland suburb embraces density. A Sustaining Places story.

News

Alaskan road, Christo's latest.

Legal News

Atlanta water, California redevelopment.

By the Numbers

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

Research

Reid Ewing's roundup of hot planning articles.

Letters

Urban design rules, I-70 update.

Planners Library

Shrinkage strategies, compact cities.

Media

New reports, blogs, videos, etc.

Viewpoint

What Jane Jacobs did to planners' image.

Cover: Ichetucknee Springs State Park, one of Florida's most popular watering holes; photo Paul Clark; creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en.