Planning August/September 2010

Planning August/September 2010

Special Issue: Keeping a Watch on Waste


A Hell Made of Oil

Locals — and others — scramble to deal with the Gulf of Mexico deep water disaster. Craig Guillot reports from Louisiana, Craig Pittman from Florida.

Sidebar: Fallout in Florida

Where the Action Is

Local climate action plans are reaching a new level of sophistication. A Sustainable Places story by Adam Millard-Ball, with sidebars by Richard Willson and Jerry Weitz.

Sidebar: Grasping the Science

Sidebar: Carbon Capture with Artificial Trees

Portion Control

Stuck with loads of leftover food, plastic bottles, and bags? Craig Pittman sorts through the mess.

Slinging Sludge

Some Pennsylvania communities are saying no to sewage sludge on farmland. Mari Margil reports on the resulting court battles in Planning Practice.

Favorably Disposed 

Greg Flisram explains waste-to-energy tools.

Buying Green

Gabriela Worrell and Laurie Kaye Nijaki take a look at "environmentally preferable purchasing" efforts.

A Voice Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Tony Arnold and Carol Norton provide an update on environmental justice efforts.


A bi-monthly column by CEO Paul Farmer.


Landfill bonanza, Supreme Court decision.

Legal News

"Final" judgment, oversized signs.

By the Numbers

Statistics in the news — compiled by APA's Research Department. This month: recycling.

Ever Green

Timothy Beatley finds a model in Bangladesh.


Energy for plug-ins, church-in-the-mall.

Planners Library

Double your reading pleasure with this issue's expanded review section.


News reports, blogs, videos, etc.


Learning from progressives.

Cover: Birds at the Fort Jackson Bird Rehabilitation Center in Buras, Louisiana. Photo by Craig Guillot.