February 2012

Planning

Planning coverCampus Controls

Holly Parker and David Fields on the nuts and bolts of sustainable transportation systems at three universities.

Hospitals: The Remedy of Choice?

Medical facilities can help local economies — but not necessarily save them. James Krohe Jr. reports.

After the Deluge

Louis Jacobson visits flood-prone cities along the Susquehanna River.

Going Hybrid

How one city overhauled its zoning code while combining form-based and conventional elements. By Roger E. Eastman, with Daniel Parolek and Lisa Wise. This month's Planning Practice.

Streamlining Permits the Hilton Head Island Way

A resort town revamps its strict land management ordinance. Jill Foster provides a step-by-step guide.

On the West Bank

Stephen Coyle was there when a Palestinian village began to take its future into its own hands.

Quarries' Next Quest

Finding the upside potential of that hole in the ground. Dan Martin and Helene Berlin explore the heights and depths.

News

LA murals, municipal mergers.

Legal News

California redevelopment agencies, medical marijuana.

By the Numbers

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

Research You Can Use

Reid Ewing explains the fine points of experiments and quasi-experiments.

Letters

Preservation, partisan politics.

Planners Library

Climate action plans, homeownership.

Media

New reports, blogs, videos, etc.

Viewpoint

Preserve, protect, plan.

Cover: The Superman Krypton Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio; photo courtesy Six Flags Fiesta Texas.