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The Spring issue offers forward-looking solutions to present-day challenges. Pete Buttigieg talks accessible public transit in an exclusive interview, a Florida community land trust builds new foundations for Black homeownership, and Planning investigates the 20-minute suburb, a fresh design concept that swaps sprawl for walkability. An insider's guide to the 2023 Trend Report for Planners explores rewilding, space farming, and other innovations that will influence planning. PLUS: the e-bike revolution, teaching planning history through hip-hop, and Philadelphia's preeminent mural scene.
Table of Contents
7 Need-to-Know Trends
Space farms, rewilding, 4-D printing: APA’s Foresight Team tells us what’s on the horizon and how to prepare.
Last Call for Sprawl
Welcome to the 20-minute suburb, a new blueprint for converting car-centric design into walkability.
Life Upon a Wall
Jane Golden, executive director of Mural Arts Philadelphia, on the power of public art.
PLUS: Behind the Brush, a local-led tour of murals and their makers.
Transportation: E-bikes gain momentum
Housing: Preserving Black homeownership
People Behind The Plans: The Hip Hop Architect
Et Cetera: From housing project to spaceship
TOOLS FOR THE TRADE
Zoning: Your ultimate guide to reform
Climate: Tech tools to try
Infrastructure: Pete Buttigieg exclusive interview
Public Health: Free data dashboard
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
Perspectives: Equity in practice
Letters: Podcasts, short-term rentals
Community Green: Philadelphia’s pollinator gardens