This issue explores the concept of "Sustaining Places." The articles on aging in place and affordable housing explain how places can sustain people, while the stories on Reston and other new towns show how planning can create — and sustain — communities. An upbeat piece on greenways states outright that planning should start with green elements. More challenging are the stories on energy. They ask whether we are prepared for the long haul — because no energy source is entirely clean, even the renewable ones.
Aging-in-place programs are changing entire communities, says Adam Regn Arvidson. With a sidebar on the ADA by Stephen Carter-Novotni.
In Charlottesville, Virginia, Habitat for Humanity carves a neighborhood out of a trailer court — but keeps affordable housing in the mix. By Daniel Nairn.
John Clark describes how the famous new town is still evolving.
Suzanne Sutro Rhees relates the stories of three master planned communities that have come of age.
Randall Arendt explains how to create healthy and connected communities — in this month's Planning Practice.
Like it or lump it, it's the nation's most abundant energy source, and now other countries covet it. Allen Best takes a trip to Wyoming.
Sidebar: It's Everywhere
Canada enjoys the upside — and copes with the downside — of its remarkable oil boom. Andrew Nikiforuk asks how the mining region can be sustained.
A regular column by CEO Paul Farmer.
Lizard listing, Utah TOD.
City's mistake, emissions credits.
Statistics in the news, compiled by APA's Research Department. This month: energy.
Tim Beatley reconsiders favelas.
Ports reports, high-speed rail.
Justice first, economy development.
New reports, blogs, videos, etc.
Ground Zero a decade later.
Cover art: Green Lane, Baldwin Park, Florida. Photo by Randall Arendt.