Planning May/June 2013

Planning May/June 2013

Special Issue on Transportation

Planning coverLivability 2.0

How social trends and transportation technology can create more livable cities. Peter Carter and Jerry Walters explain in Planning Practice. Craig Casper provides a sidebar.

Not Your Daddy's Taxi

James Krohe Jr. buzzes around town with e-hailing services.

From Eyesore to Icon

Elegant and exciting? Yes, a few new parking garages are going in that direction, says Jeffrey Spivak.

Hey, Buddy, What Will You Pay for This Parking Spot?

A lot has happened since APA published The High Cost of Free Parking. Steffen Turoff and Carolyn H. Krasnow report.

BRT: Transit Mode of Choice?

Jon Davis keeps track of speedy buses throughout the nation. Sarah Chase Shaw highlights Colorado's BRT.

New Haven Changes Direction

When is a transportation project not solely a transportation project? Always, says David Fields. With an update on Seattle by Mark Hinshaw.


Adapted stadium, energy finance.

Legal News

Check-cashing ban, older mobile homes.

By the Numbers

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

Ever Green

Tim Beatley makes a pitch for soundscapes.


Micro apartments, stay nonpartisan.

Planner's Library

Walking the walk, biking the routes.


New reports, blogs, videos, etc.


Sisterhood Is Still Powerful

Cover: Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine, will begin her journey beneath Seattle in this pit. Photo courtesy WSDOT.