Excising Airports and Railyards for Better Urban Parkland Comparisons
by Peter Harnik and Tim O'Grady

Removing airport and railyard acreage from cities' total land area gives park planners a more appropriate measure of the proportion of a city that is parkland, the authors contend. Read the Planning Practice Feature.

About This Issue
by Jerry Weitz, FAICP

The editor introduces the contents of this issue with an emphasis on the case study. Read From the Editor.

Planning at Stanford University: The General Use Permit
by Scott Lefaver, AICP

Santa Clara County's planning commission chair describes how Stanford University's campus expansion over time has been guided by the county's unique regulatory framework. Read the Special Feature.

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Lessons from Writing a Form-Based Code in Columbia, Tennessee
by Norman Wright, AICP

Following a major planning process, the planning director produced a citywide form-based code, but it wasn't adopted. Find out what happened and judge for yourself if planning errors were made.

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We want a new zoning ordinance. This current thing is just awful and we need a new one...

Read the full Case Study.

Community Gardens: Standards and Keys to Success in Small U.S. Cities
by Meghan Schultz, Cory Gallo, and Richard Harkess

The authors share survey results of community gardens across the U.S. and derive some suggested metrics for planning and management. Read Planning Essentials.

F. Kaid Benfield's People Habitat: 25 Ways to Think About Greener, Healthier Cities
by Jerry Weitz, FAICP

Does People Habitat belong on the bookshelf of the practicing planner? The editor opines. Read Practitioner's Bookshelf.

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