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Storytelling as Authentic Engagement (html | pdf)

Planning for On-Street EV Charging Infrastructure (html | pdf)




Legacy Business Programs: Emerging Directions (html | pdf)

Three Essential Questions for Better Planning (html | pdf)

Artificial Intelligence and Planning Practice (html | pdf)

The Baltimore Planning Academy: Community Empowerment Through Civic Education (html | pdf)

The Use of Foresight and Scenario Planning in Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Planning (html | pdf)


Building Resilience Through Plan Integration (html | pdf)

Partnering with Health Systems on Affordable Housing Investments (html | pdf)

Advancing Racial Equity Through Land-Use Planning (html | pdf)

Guiding Plan Implementation With Degree of Change (html | pdf)

Design Thinking in Planning Practice (html | pdf)

Planning for Dementia-Friendly Communities (html | pdf)


Planning for a Resilient Retail Landscape (html | pdf)

Equity-Oriented Performance Measures in Transportation Planning (html | pdf)

Multi-MPO Planning: Prospects and Practices (html | pdf)

Slowing Down to Speed Up: Improving Planning Processes With Lean (html | pdf)

Preserving Manufactured Home Communities (html | pdf)

Still Getting Trip Generation Right: Revalidating MXD+ (html | pdf)


Short-Term Rentals: Regulation and Enforcement Strategies (html | pdf)

Conservation Limited Development for Local Governments (html | pdf)

More and Better: Increasing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Planning (html | pdf)

How to Design Your Scenario Planning Process (html | pdf)

Planning for Utility-Scale Solar Energy Facilities (html | pdf)

Integrating Gender Mainstreaming into U.S. Planning Practice (html | pdf)


Building Sustainability and Resilience into Local Planning Agencies (html | pdf)

Wayfinding: The Design of Getting Lost and Found (html | pdf)

Collaborating on Water and Planning: A Perspective for Planners (html | pdf)

Autism Planning and Design Guidelines 1.0 (html | pdf)

Integrating Capital Improvements Planning with the Comprehensive Plan (html | pdf)

Crafting Charrettes That Transform Communities (html | pdf)


Advancing the Economic Development Element in Comprehensive Plans (html | pdf)

Planning for Equitable Development: Social Equity by Design (html | pdf)

Data-Driven Housing Assessments and Action Plans, Part 1: The Data (html | pdf)

Data-Driven Housing Assessments and Action Plans, Part 2: Analytical Techniques and Taking Action (html | pdf)

Constructing Effective Public-Private Partnerships (html | pdf)

Planning with Improvement Districts (html | pdf)


Local Approaches to Managing Oil and Gas Development (html | pdf)

Comprehensive Planning and Geodesign (html | pdf)

Alternatives for Determining Parks and Recreation Level of Service (html | pdf)

Smart Transportation Metrics for Smart Growth (html | pdf)

Parklets: Best Practices for Design and Implementation (html | pdf)

Creative Placemaking (html | pdf)


Next-Generation Transportation Impact Fees (html | pdf)

Geodesign and the Future of Planning (html | pdf)

Getting Ready for the Rain: Urban Flooding and Planning for Community Resilience (html | pdf)

Planning for Startup Communities: Investing in Entrepreneurs and a 21st Century Economy (html | pdf)

Harnessing the Power of Tactical Urbanism for Planning Success (html | pdf)

Community Food System Assessments (html | pdf)


Planners and the Digital Commons: Perspectives, Techniques, and Engagement (html | pdf)

Planning for Urban Forest Resilience: Managing Invasive Pests and Diseases (html | pdf)

The Future of Outdoor Lighting (html | pdf)

Land Trusts: Conserving Land, Strengthening Communities (html | pdf)

Integrated Urban Water Management for Planners (html | pdf)

Institutionalizing Urban Agriculture: Process, Progress, and Innovation (html | pdf)


Valuing Ecosystem Services to Inform Conservation and Development Decisions (html | pdf)

Accelerating Change: Bend, Oregon, Explores New Ways to Advance Its Community's Vision (html | pdf)

Getting Trip Generation Right: Eliminating the Bias Against Mixed Use Development (html | pdf)

An Introduction to Community Branding (html | pdf)

An Introduction to Campus Planning: Insights and Opportunities (html | pdf)

Local Bicycle Master Planning: Connecting Communities (html | pdf)


Delivering Better Plans (html | pdf)

Taking the Communications High Ground (html | pdf)

The Effectiveness of Green Infrastructure for Urban Stormwater Management (html | pdf)

Checking in on the Land Based Classification Standards: Multi-Dimensional Classification at a Crossroads (html | pdf)

Historic Preservation: Expanding the Planner's Toolbox (html | pdf)

Distributed Renewable Energy: Anticipating Energy Development in Communities (html | pdf)


The OpenNeighborhood Project: A Fresh Look at Public Participation (html)

Local Agricultural Preservation: Making the Food System Connection (html)

Using Metrics to Drive Community Sustainability Efforts (html)

Human Investment Planning (html | pdf)

Project Management Is Good Planning! (html)

Using the Housing and Transportation Affordability Index in Your Community (html)


ARS: An Innovative Public Engagement Tool (html)

Climate Action Plans: Lessons Learned from Irvine, California (html)

TDR-Less TDR Revisited: Transfer of Development Rights Innovations and Gunnison County's Residential Density Transfer Program (html)

New Realities and the Need for Leadership in Transportation Planning (html)

Foreclosure: Community Impacts, Prevention, and Stabilization Strategies (html)

Developing a Solar Energy Potential Map (html)


Integrating Energy and Climate into Planning (html)

Adapting to Climate Change: Strategies from King County, Washington (html)

Green Infrastructure Planning: Recent Advances and Applications (html)

Making Hazards a Planning Priority (html)

Yikes, There's a Tourist in Town: Guidance for Local Planners (html)

Community Visioning and Corridor Planning: Experiences from Lincoln City, Oregon (html)


Community-Based Brownfield Redevelopment (html)

Planning for Rooftops: The Benefits of Green Roof Infrastructure (html)

Carsharing: A Guide for Local Planners (html)

Applying GIS-Based Land Suitability Analysis (html)

Incorporating Health into Comprehensive Planning (html)

Planning for Family Friendly Communities (html)


Paycheck to Paycheck: Putting a Face on Housing Affordability (html)

The Essential Planning Library Revisited (html)

Advances in Land-cover Mapping for Improved Environmental Planning (html)

Community Retail Streets: 21st Century Neighborhood Centers (html)

Community and Regional Food Planning (html)

A Contemporary Look at Cul-de-sacs and Dead End Streets (html)


Child Care and Economic Development: The Role for Planners (html)

The Role of Planning in the New Energy Era: Results of a Survey (html)

Town-Gown Partnerships for Success (html)

Employer Assisted Housing: An Old Concept Gaining New Momentum (html)

Assessing the Health Impacts of Policies, Plans, and Projects (html)

Local Economic Development Strategies: An Assessment of Approaches (html)


Racial Disparities in Housing and Health (html)

Environmental Benefits of Trees in Urban Areas (html)

Low Impact Development: An Alternative Approach to Site Design (html)

Developer Exactions and the Creation of New City Parks (html)

The Oregon Housing Needs Model (html)

Planners in the Gulf Coast: First Person Accounts of Enduring Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (html)


Curbing Sprawl at Its Core: Community Development and Revitalizing the Built Environment (html)

Assessing the Social, Economic, and Land Use Impacts of Transportation Projects (html)

Metro's Regional Land Information System: The Virtual Key to Portland's Growth Management Success (html)

Planning and Public Health Reunited: New Opportunities for Collaboration (html)

Planning for Diversity: Lessons from the Los Angeles Design Action Planning Team Program (html)

Dealing with Diversity: Planning in Multicultural Communities (html)