Best Practices for Town-Gown Relations
by Roger Kemp

Cities and universities are cooperating in multiple, innovative ways. The author identifies the best in town-gown relations. Read the Planning Practice Feature.

About This Issue
by Jerry Weitz, FAICP

The editor introduces the contents of this issue. Read From the Editor.


Voluntary Pro-Environmental Decisions and Climate Change
by Robert T. Ernst

The author considers whether voluntary environmental virtue can make a positive difference in improving the ill effects of climate change. Read the Special Feature.


Addressing Climate Change: How Much Voluntary Individual Environmental Virtue Is Necessary?
by Edward J. Jepson, Jr., AICP

In a counterpoint to Ernst, the author describes the potential of renewable energy deployment to counter climate change impacts. Read the Counterpoint.

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The Urban Village Transportation Impact Fee Reduction Program in Bellingham, Washington
by Chris Comeau, AICP

A Bellingham transportation planner shows the way to employ reduction factors to vehicle trip generation rates for development occurring in compact, mixed-use, and transit-oriented urban villages.

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Bellingham's Urban Village Transportation Impact Fee Reduction Program won the APA Washington Chapter's 2012 Award for Transportation Planning.

Read the full Case Study.

Broadband: Survey of Planners and Best Practices
by Kathleen McMahon, AICP

A national survey of planners shows a low level of awareness with regard to broadband planning issues, but best practices exist to incorporate into plans. Read Planning Essentials.