October 2012


coverMaking Room for Mom and Dad

Multigenerational families are seeking new housing types. Jeffrey Spivak reports.

Ins and Outs of Planning in India

Richard Wilson describes his experiences on the subcontinent. With a sidebar on Christopher Benninger's new book.

Rethinking LA's Arterials

Nathan Cherry says it's time to redesign Venice Boulevard and other roadways like it.

Hunting for Dollars

James Krohe Jr. follows the money trail to explain cities' new revenue sources.

Demographic Data for a Changing Nation

Jason Borah and Jonathan Schroeder describe a robust source of census data — in Planning Practice. With Kitty Fahey's sidebar about coastal software.

Navigating New Orleans

With perimeter work done, the city was turning to internal water management issues before Hurricane Isaac hit. By Meghan Stromberg.

Lessons from Celebration

Anne Wyatt takes a stab at reconciling the fantasy and the reality in Disney's Florida new town.


Detroit squatters, Texas mall.

Legal News

Oil and gas zoning, transportation loans.

By the Numbers

Statistics in the news — compiled by APA's Research Department. This month: obesity.

Research You Can Use

Reid Ewing and Randy Crane duke it out over a recent JAPA article.


Madison update, thinking comprehensively.

Planners Library

Planned shrinkage, cultivating resilience.


The tricky dilemma of smart growth.

Cover: Live oaks reflected in a temporary pool of collected rainfall, City Park, New Orleans. Photo by Andy Sternad, Waggonner & Ball Architects, www.wbarchitects.com.