Planning November 2015

Planning November 2015

Planning coverThe Slow Death of Public Housing

HUD's latest approach keeps it alive — barely — but makes it much less "public," writes Jake Blumgart. Sidebar by Woo Kim.

When Arts and Culture Take Center Stage

Each city may need a slightly different approach. A Planning Practice story by Christine Kreyling. Erick Mertz and Jim Sellen contribute sidebars.

Toward a Healthy Nation

How does the ACA affect the relationship between hospitals and communities? Tom Sieniewicz, Keith Walzak, and Donald G. Bellefeuille answer. Sidebar by C.J. Eisenbarth Hager.

Preserving Large Landscapes

Eastern and western styles differ but align in important ways, report Tom Daniels and Jack Wright.

From Machine to Green

Lessons from the industrial landscape parks of Germany's Ruhr Valley. Katharine Burgess is on the scene.

Baku at a Crossroads

The capital of Azerbaijan bridges past and future. A personal account from Alan P. Mammoser.

Design Ideas for Strengthening Downtowns

An excerpt from Randall Arendt's new book, Rural by Design.


A regular column by Executive Director James M. Drinan.


Resiliency in NOLA, urban wetlands.

Legal Lessons

Group home zoning.

Ever Green

Neighborhood crowdfunding.


Wrong church, CEQA.

Planners Library

Parking, public housing myths.


The nerve of traffic modeling.

Cover: Healthy communities. Illustration by Felix Sockwell,