Special Issue: Local Impacts of Federal Enviro Policy
Planning’s August-September special issue reviews the local impacts of landmark federal environmental laws and regulations, offering a thumbs-up for the Endangered Species Act but a cautious wait-and-see on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon emissions. Plus, The Commissioner covers the healthy communities movement, form-based codes, and more.
In remote Alaskan villages, the process of relocating America’s first climate refugees is beginning. Federal funding is helping, reports Brian Barth. Craig Guillot adds a sidebar on a Louisiana resettlement.
The Clean Power Plan's future is still in play, but local communities, states — and the EPA — have made the call to push forward, writes Allen Best.
Madeline Bodin writes about the landscape-scale voluntary conservation efforts that are keeping at-risk species off the endangered species list. With a sidebar on major environmental acts and land use.
As national policy shifts away from carbon-intensive energy, Susannah Nesmith notes that even this carbon-free power source isn’t without environmental implications.
News & Departments
A regular column by Executive Director James M. Drinan.
Houston’s floods, Cuba’s tourism boom, NPS’s birthday.
Dissents and concurring opinions.
A bimonthly department aimed at planning commissioners. Edited by Carolyn Torma.
Reid Ewing explores active living.
Rebuilding cities, race and planning.
Tools, reports, blogs, videos.
Parks can solve big planning challenges.