Problems that plague America’s water systems extend far beyond Flint and contain much more than lead. Nationwide, replacing aging water infrastructure could cost more than $1 trillion by 2041. This month,Planning digs deep to examine the nation’s water woes and consider how planners can undertake a more influential role in water management. Plus, The Commissioner concludes a series on legal issues concerning form-based codes.
The nation's water infrastructure crisis is bigger than Flint or lead. Madeline Bodin digs into the issue. With sidebars by Jake Blumgart and Kevin Ebi.
Form-based codes aren't the zoning cure-all many thought they'd be, but their emphasis on form has had a big impact, explains Alan Mammoser.
Incorporation is on the rise, but there are growing pains, write Matt Wheelwright, Michael Johnson, Megan Townsend, and Casey Walrath.
Lacking the trappings of a typical tech hub, Kansas City, Missouri, gets decidedly DIY, reports Greg Flisram. Web-only extra: Up From the Killing Floors.
Elizabeth Watson looks at planners' roles in saving our treasured historic places. Melinda Woltenholme provides a sidebar.
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