Planning July 2015

Planning July 2015

Planning coverNew-Age Central Parks

Small and innovative — that's what works, say Rutherford Platt and Peter Harnik. With sidebars by Charlene Oldham, Brian Barth, and Jim Schwab.

Web Exclusive: Bloomingdale Trail Video

Pot Report

Allen Best describes the highs and lows that have followed in the wake of legalization. Sidebar by Erick Mertz.

We Own This City

Tactical urbanism projects are popping up nationwide. Martin Zimmerman reports.

Web Exclusive: Treats in the streets slideshow

Conservation Comes to the City

It's a whole new day for these land trusts, according to Daniel McGraw.

Is Midtown the New Detroit?

Keith Owens sees a potential turnaround ... plus web-only interview with Maurice Cox, the city's new director of planning and development.


A regular column by Executive Director James M. Drinan.


California drought, New Jersey Meadowlands.

Legal Lessons

Lessons from Koontz.

Research You Can Use

Reid Ewing assesses AARP's Livability Index.


Safe streets, night meetings.

Planners Library

Global problems, healing spaces.


A plea for better buildings.

Cover: Illustration by Joan Cairney, Thinkstock/Getty Images.