Planning October 2015

Planning October 2015

Planning coverCEQA at 45

Is reform in the cards for California's unique — and entrenched — environmental review law? William Fulton calls the game. Sidebar by Rachel Weinberger and Joshua Karlin-Resnick.

On the Health Track

Plan4Health puts local coalitions in the vanguard. Laura Pedulli reports.

Model Citizens

Visualization, modeling, and simulation technologies are immersing stakeholders in the planning process. A Planning Practice article by Kevin C. Desouza and Kendra L. Smith.

Drone's Eye View

Craig Guillot describes the ups and downs of using this new technology.

Global Changes, Local Impacts

California's adaptation tools are helping its cities address climate change. Michael R. Boswell and Christopher Read tell how.

That Unwelcome Stranger Called Climate Change

Allen Best wrestles with the thorny issues involved.

21st Century Smokestacks

Darl Rastorfer surveys the redevelopment of a Pennsylvania steel plant. With a sidebar by Daniel McGraw.


A regular column by Executive Director James M. Drinan.


Container gardening, Mount Laurel.

Legal Lessons

Sign regulation.

The Commissioner

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

Research You Can Use

Reid Ewing describes edgy planning issues.


Tactical urbanism, parks.

Planners Library

Zoning, bicycles.


News reports, blogs, videos, etc.


The case for beautiful cities.

Cover: Emilio Hurtado of Bensenville, Illinois, works out in an empty industrial parking lot. Photo by Alex Garcia.