Planning May/June 2011

Planning May/June 2011

Special Issue on Transportation

Planning coverThe Battle of the Ports

Will East Coast ports grab more market share after the Panama Canal is widened? Jeff Spivak sails into the fray.

West from Denver

The debate over revamping I-70 reflects what's happening nationally. Allen Best is on the scene.

Sidebar: Meanwhile, on I-80

A 180-Degree Turnaround

Automobile-crazy Oklahoma City rebuilds its downtown around pedestrians and cyclists, Jeff Speck reports. A Sustaining Places story.

Shifting Gears

Corry Buckwalter Berkooz and Laetitia Dablanc explain how European cities manage their urban freight deliveries.

The Travel Habits of Gen Y

Young Americans are embracing trains and buses — because technology makes public transit the cool way to go. By Joseph Schwieterman.

Now Boarding, the 5:15 Express

Darrin Youker rides bus rapid transit — in Planning Practice.


Earthquake responses, San Francisco subway.

Legal News

Plat denial, medical marijuana.

By the Numbers

Statistics in the news, compiled by APA's Research Department. This month: transportation.

Ever Green

Tim Beatley explores San Francisco's Nature in the City program.


Clarifying APA's position on RLUIPA, digital billboards.

Planners Library

Urbanism will save us, dead-end highway.


News reports, blogs, videos, etc.


The highly effective planner.

Cover art: Gatun Locks, Panama Canal. Photo courtesy Panama Canal Authority.