'Natural Security' for Communities in the Face of Climate Change
By Betsy Otto

Planners must rethink conventional water resource management approaches in light of climate change. Water-wise communities are leading the way. Read the Planning Practice Feature.

About this Issue
By Jerry Weitz, FAICP

The editor introduces this issue. Read From the Editor.

Florida's Community Renewal Act: An End to Sprawl or Just the Beginning?
By Stephen Tocknell, AICP

Another chapter in Florida planning is about to be written. The author introduces the contents of new legislation passed in Florida and contemplates what the future holds. Read the Special Feature.

Digital Divide: Applying Planning Support Software in Rural Contexts
By Shaun A. Golding and Roger B. Hammer

Land-use planning experience in two rural Wisconsin counties reveals a digital divide between rural and urban areas that GIS-based software is unable to bridge.

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For more than a decade, scholars have argued that GIS holds tremendous potential for serving marginalized communities.

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Estimating Commercial Land-Use Conversion in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
By Arthur C. Nelson with Grace Bjarnson

The authors demonstrate a method for estimating when commercial structures will become ripe for redevelopment. Read Planning Essentials.