Planning January 2011

Planning January 2011

Special Conference Issue on Boston

Planning cover Boston, We Hardly Knew You

Change is the byword in the city's neighborhoods, says Joseph Cutrufo.

Sidebar: The BRA Grows Up

Getting Around Gets Easier

Big Dig mandates are bringing transit to inner-ring suburbs. A Planning Practice story by Helene Ragovin.

Smart Growth: Past, Present, Future

Despite Massachusetts's compact cities and outstanding history, sustainable development is not necessarily a sure thing. Anthony Flint reports in a Sustaining Places story.

It's Green and It's Controversial

Robert Turner gives us the latest on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway.

Taking a Lesson from the Big Dig

Consultant Mary Means describes Hartford's plans for I-84. 

Brainy Boston

Researchers at local universities use the city as their lab, writes Ann Sussman.

Sidebar: Where Innovation Rules

Biking Catches Up

Rian Amiton takes a spin around town.


A regular column by CEO Paul Farmer.


Dusty snow, road tolls for transit.

Legal News

Beach restoration, water well permits.

By the Numbers

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

Ever Green

Blue urbanism.


Sludge, Detroit options.

Planners Library

The other Levittown, going electric.


News reports, blogs, videos, etc.


Tourist magnet.

Cover art: Boston from above. Photo: Glowimages.