Planning June 2008

Planning June 2008

Planning cover - The town of Crested Butte with Mount Crested Butte in the backgroundFixing Foreclosures

Paul Shigley tells how local governments are coping with the effects of the housing crisis, and Samantha Cleaver visits Flint, Michigan.

Sidebar: One House at a Time

Greening Codes

Green building practices get a boost from local codes. Philip Wenz tells how in a Green Communities story. Sue Poremba looks at cohousing.

Sidebar: Green with a Cohousing Twist

Let the Sun Shine In

Federal funding is encouraging local solar programs, Corry Berkooz reports. A Green Communities story.

A Home, Not a Hospital

Jane Adler describes the movement toward small-scale nursing homes.

Putting the Funk in Functional

Something cool is popping up in Houston. Greg Flisram reports.

Metal Madness

Mining is once again causing concern in the West, says Allen Best.

Old Tool, New Uses

JoAnn Greco takes a look at today's comprehensive plans.

Affordable Rentals to the Rescue

Lisa Fowler explains why it's important to maintain those old garden apartments.

News

About-face in San Jose, federal housing bills.

Legal Briefs

Research You Can Use

Reid Ewing discusses a JAPA article on economic indicators and the creative class.

Letters

Plan Baghdad, Las Vegas growth.

Planners Library

Preservation tool, Kelo revisited.

Viewpoint

East meets West.

Cover: The town of Crested Butte with Mount Crested Butte in the background, by Mark Ewing.