Planning January 2014

Planning January 2014

Special Issue on Atlanta

Planning coverAtlanta, the Next Chapter

Michael E. Kanell narrates the saga of a city that is rising up — again.

Emerald Necklace, Southern Style

An excerpt from a new Planners Press book explains how the BeltLine is emerging as a premier addition to the public realm. Alexander Garvin offers details in Planning Practice.

A Job and a Half

Atlanta's top planner tackles tough problems. An interview with James Shelby — conducted by Ben Smith.

Fighting the Water Wars on a Different Front

It takes conservation and creativity to get the job done. Marsha Walton reports in a Sustaining Places story.

City on the Move

Ariel Hart asks what's next for Atlanta's transportation systems. With a sidebar by Laurel Paget-Seekins.

Catalyst for Change

David Pendered assesses the regional Livable Centers Initiative.

The Black Mecca 50 Years Later

Did black Atlanta get to the promised land? By Kenya King and M. Alexis Scott.


A regular column by APA's CEO, Paul Farmer.


Ballot box winners, salty aquifers.

Legal News

Disparate impact, water service.

By the Numbers

Statistics in the news, compiled by David Pendered. This month: Georgia's movie business.

Ever Green

Timothy Beatley on catastrophe and creativity.


More on Cuba, RFPs.

Planners Library

Sustainable neighborhoods, urbanism(s).


New reports, blogs, videos, etc.


City kids.

Cover: Whitewater kayakers in Columbus, Georgia. Courtesy Georgia Department of Economic Development.