Planning February 2009

Planning February 2009

Planning coverCalifornia's Aerial Combat

Paul Shigley reports on the state's cutting edge approach to climate change.

Looking Up in a Downturn

Tactics for surviving in tough times. By Lisa Schamess.

Sidebar: The Economy and Planning Jobs

Sidebar: Michigan Strikes a Positive Note

Private Practice: A Status Report

Just how bleak is it out there? Natalie Macris seeks some answers.

Blue Collar, Green Collar

Cecily Burt explains why some cities are scrambling to save industrial land.

How Green Is Their Valley?

Corvallis gets serious about sustainability. A Green Communities story by Skip Wenz.

Building a Recovery Department

Code enforcement comes to the rescue in New Orleans. By Andrew Holbein.

Tips for Planning Agency Managers

Rich Carson tells how to shape up your office — in Planning Practice.

At the Corazon

Five of Mexico's heartland cities revitalize their historic cores. By Hemalata Dandekar and Francisco Lara-Valencia.


Rerouting freight, Florida manatees.

Legal News

Timely challenge, RLUIPA case to watch.

By the Numbers

A monthly column on stats in the news — created by APA's Research Department.

Ever Green

A new column by Tim Beatley.


Garage businesses, bikes rule.

Planners Library

Mixed history, Levittown revisited.


New reports, videos, blogs, etc.


The ripple effect of foreclosures.

Cover: Bicycle-friendly Davis, California. Photo courtesy of the City of Davis.