June 2014

Planning

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Frances Fox Piven surveys the origins and legacy of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Suburban — and Poor

Elizabeth Kneebone and Cary Lou assess the changing landscape of race and poverty in the U.S.

Whose Trolley Is It?

In Miami, a transportation facility prompts a civil rights suit. By Susannah Nesmith.

We Built This Technology

No one knows cities better than planners. Jennifer Evans-Cowley and Brittany Kubinski report in Planning Practice. Sidebar by Dominick Ard'is and Lucas Lindsey.

Reconsidering Ian McHarg: The Future of Urban Ecology

In an adaptation from his new APA Planners Press book, Ignacio Bunster-Ossa ponders the legacy of his famous predecessor.

Quake Control

William Atkinson offers a status report on seismic codes. A Sustaining Places story.

Perspectives

A regular column by APA's CEO, Paul Farmer.

News

Big canal, flood insurance.

Legal News

Disparate impact, billboard spacing.

The Commissioner

A bimonthly department aimed at planning commissioners, edited by Carolyn Torma.

By the Numbers

Statistics in the news. This month: suburban poverty.

Research You Can Use

Reid Ewing asks: Does sprawl help or hinder upward mobility?

Letters

Biomimicry, Savannah.

Planners Library

Complete streets, zombie subdivisions.

Media

New reports, blogs, videos, etc.

Viewpoint

Let's make public schools a priority.

Cover: President Johnson surveys riot damage from above in Washington, D.C., after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. Frank Wolfe/White House Photo Office Collection.