Planning August/September 2015

Planning August/September 2015

A Special Issue: Resilience!

Planning coverA Rising Tide of Engagement

The profession leans in on climate change: a report and commentary by James Schwab.

Preparing for the Next Big One

Jon Davis describes places that put "resilience" in their future. With a sidebar by Stephan Schmidt.

When Man Makes the Disaster

Chris Clair reports on the sometimes surprising aftermath of tragedy. Nicola Davis visits Chernobyl.

Water Warrior

Matt Weiser visits Roseville, California, which takes flood preparation very seriously. With a sidebar by Andrea Watts.

Christchurch Recovers

In New Zealand, collaboration is key. By William Siembieda and Laurie Johnson.

Back in Time in the Philippines — and Forward

The nation is struggling after a series of typhoons. Isabel Cañete-Medina visits her home country.

A Higher Tide

Madeline Bodin takes the measure of sea-level rise.


A regular column by Executive Director James M. Drinan.


Wind, rain, flood, reactions.

Legal Lessons

Disparate impact.

The Commissioner

A bimonthly department aimed at planning commissioners, edited by Carolyn Torma.

Ever Green

Tim Beatley focuses on Baltimore's Healthy Harbor Initiative.


Parks, beach access.

Planners Library

Saving Modernism, developer stories.


Sustainable sites.

APA/AICP Elections

Leadership candidates' position statements.


Embracing paths as places.

Cover: Crescent Park opened in July along the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Photo by William Widner/Redux.