Planning January 2016

Planning January 2016

Special Issue on Phoenix

The January issue of Planning profiles Phoenix, host to APA's 2016 National Planning Conference. In less than three generations, Phoenix has grown from a nondescript desert town into the nation's sixth-largest city, thanks largely to air conditioning, automobiles, and the freeways beneath them. The enormous metropolis is slowly swapping its sprawling suburban identity for a denser, more urban persona.

Featured Articles

The Land of Reinvention

The sunsets will steal your heart; the planning efforts will surprise you. By Eric Jay Toll.

Arizona's Cool (Planned) Places

Its master planned communities offer an antidote to suburban sprawl. Terri Shepherd Hogan reports.

Making Space for the Desert

Wynne Brown reports on how conservation planning connects people, places, and wildlife.

Web Exclusive: The Sun Industry

A look at utility-scale solar energy in central Arizona. A web-exclusive feature by Robert Kuhfuss.

Phoenix Rises Again

Postrecession, the suburban poster child is looking to reinvent itself with transit, density, and infill, writes Michael Sunnucks. With a sidebar by Dean Brennan.

An Eye on Every Drop

A story on the area's tremendous water conservation successes, by Douglas Frost. Ray Quay provides a sidebar.

Blurring Borders

Arizona's proximity to Mexico has far more advantages than disadvantages, as Perla Trevizo details.

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