Planning February 2016

Planning February 2016

The February issue of Planning examines the enormous upsurge in short-term rentals, facilitated by Airbnb and other Internet companies, that has caught municipalities off-guard and unprotected. In city after city, unregulated rental activity has diminished rental housing, disrupted neighborhoods, and derailed tax revenue.

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Slight Change of Plans

The original planned communities are meeting modern demands. Story by Rebecca Leonard and Joe Porter.

Planning and the Presidency

New Hampshire planner Elizabeth Wood reports from the campaign trail. Jason Jordan provides a sidebar.

Housing for All?

Homeless numbers are down, but there's much work to do, reports Debbie Sullivan Reslock.

Sign of the Times

The Supreme Court weighed in on signs last summer, but for planners they are always on the docket, writes Bridget Mintz Testa.

Could You Bnb My Neighbor?

A planner's take on the sharing economy, by Jeffrey Goodman. With a sidebar by Kristen Pope.

Tiny Houses: Niche or Noteworthy?

Anne Wyatt dives into the planning implications of these darling dwellings.

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