How to Produce More Accurate Fiscal Impact Analyses
by Linda Tomaselli, AICP

A planner describes how to achieve greater accuracy in prediction with fiscal impact analyses. Read the Planning Practice Feature.


Sea-level Rise Risk Assessment Components
by Wayne Rasmussen

As climate change evolves to create a credible threat, more technical and comprehensive risk assessments will be needed. The author describes evolving practices in California. Read the Special Feature.


Designing and Planning for Smart(er) Cities
by Kevin C. Desouza

The author describes essential components of evolving smart cities. Read the Special Essay.


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Heart & Soul Planning and Form-based Coding in Damariscotta, Maine
by Anthony Dater

Grants and a successful "Heart & Soul" planning process weren't enough to get form-based codes adopted in this small coastal town.



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Small towns with limited budgets and small staffs face a number of challenges in how to respond to growth and development issues.

Read the full Case Study.


Can Community Planning and Context-Sensitive Design Contribute to an Improved Scenario for Local Oil and Gas Development?
By John P. Martin; Lisa Nagle, AICP; Bruce Cranston; Jaclyn S. Hakes, AICP; Ron Dutton; and George Blankenship

Proactive resource development planning is needed. The authors offer a practical guide for community planners to help plan for and manage oil and gas development in their communities. Read Planning Essentials.


Index, Volume 10, Practicing Planner

A subject matter index to Volume 10 (2012). Read the 2012 Index.


Peer Reviewers

Practicing Planner acknowledges and thanks practitioners who reviewed manuscripts for Volume 10 (2012). View Peer Reviewers for Volume 10 (2012).