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From Old to New and Newer
The Spring edition of Planning magazine is all about adaption, agility, and flexibility. In this issue, planners repurpose old buildings into much-needed housing, create more inclusive public spaces, regulate newly legalized cannabis, and use digital twin city models to visualize the future. Plus: zoning reform, tackling transportation barriers to mass vaccination, historic preservation and LGBTQ communities, and much more.
Table of Contents
New Lives for Old Spaces
Adaptive reuse of existing buildings can help solve the housing crisis — with a little help from planners and policy makers.
PLUS: 5 advantages of adaptive reuse
Sixteen states and counting have legalized recreational cannabis. It's probably coming to your state soon — here's what you need to know.
A Room of One's Own
A well-designed public space is an inclusive one, where everyone feels welcomed and like they belong.
PLUS: Strategies for designing for all
Smart city digital twins allow planners to be agile and experiment with solutions.
Public Health: No ride, no vaccine
Housing: Massachusetts zoning changes
Et Cetera: To read, now streaming
TOOLS FOR THE TRADE
JAPA Takeaway: Historic districts and LGBTQ communities
How-To: Outdoor public engagement
Legal Lessons: Housing for the homeless
Planners Library: Main Streets, rising seas
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
Perspectives: APA's Nominating Committee Chair, Kurt Christiansen
Letters: Transit, disruptors, Twitter
Great Places: The Village of Shelburne Falls, Shelburne and Buckland, Massachusetts