Read individual articles from past issues of Planning.
The Spring issue offers forward-looking solutions to present-day challenges. Pete Buttigieg talks accessible public transit in an exclusive interview, a Florida community land trust builds new foundations for Black homeownership, and Planning investigates the 20-minute suburb, a fresh design concept that swaps sprawl for walkability.
The Summer issue highlights crucial perspectives on creating safe, accessible, and sustainable places. Planners in western states use land-use reform to address the water crisis, community partners transform a Tulsa food desert into an oasis, and author Rebekah Taussig shifts the story around disability. PLUS: Converting former houses of worship into affordable housing and rules of the road for regulating autonomous vehicles.
The Winter issue tackles some of planning’s biggest challenges. Learn about strategies to manage the in-demand curb, how climate change and the pandemic will affect gentrification, and which trends are shaping planning as we know it. PLUS: transforming a hotel into supportive housing, catching up with nonprofit BlackSpace, and 6 ways to make infrastructure more inclusive.
The Spring issue shows how to adapt for the future. San Diego is transitioning to denser, transit-oriented development, while Charlotte offers tips for youth engagement around long-range planning. And tourism destinations share strategies for pandemic-proofing local economies. PLUS: Leslie Kern on gender and the city, how to launch a successful diversity initiative, and nine zoning reform hacks for housing affordability.
The Summer issue takes stock of some of the biggest trends in tech and policy. Advancements in LED lighting are powering a boom in more efficient, localized urban agriculture, while communities across the country are dropping parking minimums to catalyze development. And as cryptocurrencies fluctuate and social media platforms embrace NFTs, Planning asks: How might the blockchain impact our communities?
The Fall issue answers some of the planning profession’s most pressing questions around equitable disaster recovery, housing affordability innovations, and mobility justice. Meanwhile, Planning highlights five planners-turned-politicians — and how they’re addressing these issues in their own communities. PLUS: One of Washington’s fastest-growing rural cities embraces zoning reform, car-free streets go viral, and how living shorelines can reclaim and protect vulnerable regions.
In a time of massive flux, it can be hard to keep up — and know what to focus on. That's why Planning is taking a year-long look at the unexpected developments, existing challenges, and promising opportunities our communities are facing.
The Summer edition of Planning magazine is chock-full of successful planning efforts and actionable information. In this issue, planners build EV charging networks, prepare their communities for data centers, support the informal economy, and zone for food security. Plus: five tips to safeguard public data, dementia-friendly public participation, APA’s National Planning Awards, and much more.
The Fall edition of Planning magazine wraps up our 2021 Disruptors series, with stories on overcoming public distrust about climate change, the rise of civic tech in planning practice, "mixed reality" planning tools, and regulating e-commerce warehouses. Plus: trends in zero-fare transit and ADU legislation, an urban design TikTok challenge, eight strategies to beat extreme heat, and much more.