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In the double August/September issue of Planning magazine, learn how cities must plan to protect their most vulnerable residents when climate change pushes temperatures higher. Then, see how to right-size transportation investments, even with budgets in post-pandemic recovery mode. Leveraging green infrastructure produces multiple benefits and addresses community needs more equitably.
As climate change pushes temperatures ever higher, U.S. cities must deal with the effects of extreme heat — especially for vulnerable populations. Amy Sherman reports. PLUS: Policies that help beat the heat.
Stormwater management isn’t just about reducing quantity, it’s also about improving quality. Larissa Larsen and Andrea McFarland assess the effectiveness of green infrastructure solutions on common land-use types to help you achieve both.
Planners can capture the unrealized potential of green infrastructure systems to solve all sorts of 21st century challenges. Story by Steven Whitman and Brian Eisenhauer. PLUS: 6 green infrastructure planning and design principles
and a case study on Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Faced with fewer resources, cities are turning to an emerging practice to help align their transportation infrastructure needs with economic realities and social returns. By Chandler Duncan and Michael Brown.
The Trump administration is taking aim at environmental regulations — and endangering already vulnerable communities and climate goals in the process.
Post-apocalyptic New York on film, Jacob Riis exhibit, guide to music in post-pandemic recovery.
Decades of research confirms what COVID-19 statistics show: Racism is the leading cause of health inequities. How will states and cities respond?
Desiree D. Powell, MCRP: "If the field is to ever change, we must confront its demons: the systemic racism planning has perpetuated."
Tools for the Trade
Exploratory scenario planning is a powerful tool for long-range planning.
A new book about megaregions, reviews of four additional books, and e-book suggestions.
Also in This Issue
Editor in Chief Meghan Stromberg: An unspoken philosophy of equity, diversity, and inclusion is not enough.
Profiles of four contributors to this issue: Tatiana Walk-Morris, Uri Avin, Robert Goodspeed, and Larissa Larsen.
Mohawk Valley Gateway Outlook in Amsterdam, New York, celebrates the city’s historic Native American heritage and textile industry past.
Cover: Coffeekai, iStock/Getty Images Plus.
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