October 2010

Planning

Planning coverA Law Evolves

Legal battles over the Endangered Species Act continue, but new factors are coming into play. Story by Paul Shigley. Sidebars by Harold Henderson and Tory Foster. A Sustaining Places story.

Sidebar: Stop That Fish!

Sidebar: Beating Back the Buffelgrass

Winners and Losers in Canada

Isabelle Groc finds the weak points in Canada's Species at Risk Act. 

Taking It Private

Beware of surprises in those contracts, says John McCarron in Planning Practice.

Fellow Travelers

Ruth Knack tells the stories of planners on the road.

Utah's Secret

Allen Best visits a state with a lot of contradictions — and a lot of progress.

Hope for Housing?

Greg Flisram explains why small houses — and city apartments — are doing a bit better than bigger, more expensive units. With Ruth Knack's not-so-big sidebar about Sarah Susanka.

Sidebar: From Smaller Houses to Smaller Neighborhoods

News

Tysons Corner, Florida ballot measure.

Legal News

Michigan planners win, RLUIPA in New York.

By the Numbers

Statistics in the news — compiled by APA's Research Department. This month: housing.

Research You Can Use

Reid Ewing's take on how to translate research into action.

Letters

Waste revisited, soccer stadiums.

Planners Library

Rx for planning, sustainable transportation.

Media

News reports, blogs, videos, etc.

Viewpoint

Mind your (civic) manners.

Cover: At the Utah Arts Festival, held every summer at Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City; photo by Dana Sohm.