April 2011

Planning

Special Section: National Planning Awards

Planning magazine coverIn Praise of the Urban Sandbox

Computer games aren't just games anymore, they're learning experiences. Jeff Ferzoco reports in Planning Practice.

Jane Jacobs, Planners' Best Frenemy

Excerpts from Reconsidering Jane Jacobs, a new Planners Press book edited by Max Page and Timothy Mennel.

A Short Guide to 60 of the Newest Urbanisms

Jonathan Barnett defines them all.

Design for Revolution

What Cairo's Al Tahrir Square teaches us about the organization of public space. By Nathan Cherry.

News

Under fire in Florida and California.

Legal News

Corridors, sewer repairs.

By the Numbers

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

Research You Can Use

Reid Ewing describes a new way to predict the traffic generated by mixed use development.

Letters

Bronx cheer, faulting RLUIPA.

Planners Library

Wants and needs, sprawl solutions.

Media

News reports, blogs, videos, etc.

Viewpoint

A new message for difficult times.

National Planning Awards

Awards Introduction


Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan

Tysons Corner

National Planning Excellence Award for Best Practice

Miami 21

National Planning Excellence Awards for Innovation in Sustaining Places

North Texas 2050
Kamehameha Schools' North Shore Plan

National Planning Excellence Award for Implementation

Spring Creek Greenway Master Plan

National Planning Excellence Award for Public Outreach

SurveyLA Public Participation Program

National Planning Excellence Award for Best Practices in Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Planning

River Corridor Redevelopment Plan

National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Firm

Wallace Roberts & Todd

National Planning Achievement Award for a Hard-Won Victory

Plan for the 21st Century: New Orleans 2030

National Planning Achievement Award for Advancing Diversity and Social Change in Honor of Paul Davidoff

Alvaro Huerta

Pierre L'Enfant International Planning Award

Kigali Sub Area Plans

HUD Secretary's Opportunity and Empowerment Award

Sherwood Village Senior Apartments

JAPA Best Article Award

"Travel and the Built Environment: A Meta-Analysis," by Reid Ewing and Robert Cervero

Cover art: Alvaro Huerta, recipient of the 2011 National Planning Achievement Award for Advancing Diversity and Social Change. Photo by Pablo Aguilar.