Planning January 2010

Planning January 2010

Special Conference Issue: New Orleans

Planning coverThe Cranes Are Flying

Coleman Warner's report on new projects that are raising revival hopes.

Local Talent

Robert Becker on the key roles played by area planners.

The Entrepreneurial Gamble

Dense, small, and local are the new bywords, writes Ariella Cohen.

After the Plan, the Code

Consultant Leslie Pollock reflects on his experience drafting a new zoning ordinance.

Delta Urbanism: Lessons From New Orleans

APA kicks off a multiyear investigation of delta urbanism and coastal development. A sustainable communities story.

On the Scene

An interview with Rob Olshansky, author of a forthcoming APA book on New Orleans's recovery.

The Best Defense

Wetland restoration efforts are reason for hope, says Mark Schleifstein in Planning Practice.

Trump Card

The politics of planning in a delta city, by Jed Horne.


A column by APA CEO Paul Farmer.


Deadwood wins, new FCC rules.

Legal News

Cell tower aesthetics, church relocation.

By the Numbers

Our regular feature on statistics in the news — compiled by APA's Research Department. This month: New Orleans.

Ever Green

Farming as a solution to the world's problems.


High-speed potential, who saved Troy. 

Planners Library

Ecological visions, coastal resilience.


Fritz Wagner's New Orleans report card.

Cover: Royal Street in the French Quarter. Photo by Richard Campanella, from Delta Urbanism: New Orleans.