Anoka's Use of the GIS Fiscal Analysis Data
by Erik Thorvig

As a follow up to the case study in the last issue, Anoka's city planner provides a status update on use of GIS data generated for fiscal impact analysis. Read the Special Feature.


Introduction to this Issue
by Jerry Weitz, FAICP

The editor introduces the contents of this issue, along with a recommended reading sequence. Read From the Editor.


Lessons for Transforming Blighted Strips into Productive Corridors
by Bill Kercher, AICP

Many communities have blighted commercial strips needing transformation into successful urban development corridors. The author identifies the challenges of corridor redevelopment and suggests how to achieve the transformation. Read the Planning Practice Feature.


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A Tale of Two Cities: Sustainability Planning in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
by Vicki Oppenheim, AICP

Differences in the political contexts of two cities had a significant impact on the outcome of sustainability planning processes, the author contends.



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"Going green" has new meaning as cities across the country are preparing and implementing sustainability plans for their communities.

Read the full Case Study.


Policy Equals Practice: How Portland's Policies Facilitate Sustainable Stormwater Design
by Cory Gallo, Brian Wethington, and Emily Overbey

The authors examine stormwater policy in Portland, Oregon, viewed as one of the most progressive cities in the country for managing stormwater runoff. Read Planning Essentials.


Review: Arthur C. Nelson's Reshaping Metropolitan America
by Jerry Weitz, FAICP

The editor reviews Professor Nelson's most recent book, which underscores the importance of redeveloping America's urban and suburban corridors. Read Practitioner's Bookshelf.