Planning January 2008

Planning January 2008

Planning coverGreat Neighborhoods

Mark Hinshaw tells what it takes to make outstanding neighborhoods — including 10 that APA has picked for recognition.

Great Streets

APA's 2007 designations. Also: Dan Burden's sidewalk-level view of the world.

Sidebar: Dan Burden's Sidewalk-Level View of the World

A Bumpy Road

The challenge of naming streets for Martin Luther King, Jr. By Derek Alderman, Steve Spina, and Preston Mitchell.

The Katrina Kids

Children are still suffering in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricanes. Coleman Warner reports in an Overlooked America story.

Saving the World Through Zoning

Chris Duerksen explains how a sustainable community development code can come to the rescue.

Derailed in Chicago

Mark Johnson surveys the nation's older subway systems. Christopher Swope describes the Washington Metro in middle age. In Planning Practice.

Sidebar: Metro's Middle Age

Reuse vs. Tear Down

Keenan Hughes focuses on the green wrinkle in the current preservation debate.

The Right to Transportation

An excerpt from a new Planners Press book addresses the equity issue. By Thomas Sanchez and Marc Brenman.


A bimonthly column by Paul Farmer, APA's Executive Director and CEO.


Oregon reversal, Maryland smart growth.

Legal Briefs


Bus to nowhere, global warming.

Planners Library

Property rights, urban rivers.

Up Close

Witold Rybczynski.


Learning from our mistakes.

Cover: View to the west on Filbert Street in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. In the foreground, Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Photo courtesy Daniel Schwen.