Planning August/September 2013

Planning August/September 2013

Special Report on Water

Planning coverThe Water Demand Revolution

We're using less water, says Douglas Frost, but we've been so successful that there are transition problems.

Thirsty Nation

Adam Regn Arvidson reports on the scramble to replace shrinking water supplies.

Making Peace With Mother Nature

Chris Tramutola's take on friendlier coastal buffers, with a Netherlands sidebar by Jennifer Graeff.

With a Grain of Salt

Pressed to find the water it needs, California gives desalination another try. By Lorelei Laird.

After Sandy: New Money, New Rules

The Northeast faces a whole new set of assumptions. A Sustaining Places story by Alex Marshall.

Lessons from China's New Waterfronts

In a global economy, ideas travel in both directions. Alan Mountjoy explains.

Mexico Goes Green

Both government and business interests are getting on board, according to Elizabeth Aleksandroff.

Breaking Down the (Jersey) Barriers

Bonnie Landry reports on beauty and safety on a Florida waterfront. This month's Planning Practice.


A regular column by APA's CEO, Paul Farmer, FAICP.


LA streetcars, Miami stadium.

Legal News

All about Koontz.

By the Numbers

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

Ever Green

Tim Beatley's thoughts on architect William McDonough.


Funding gap, big data.

Planners Library

Public housing, beyond oil.


News reports, blogs, videos, etc.


Revisiting form-based codes.

Cover: La Cienega de Santa Clara, Mexicali, Mexico. Photo by Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times.