Planning Magazine — Previous Editions

Read individual articles from past issues of Planning.


Winter 2021

In a time of massive flux, it can be hard to keep up — and know what to focus on. That's why Planning is taking a year-long look at the unexpected developments, existing challenges, and promising opportunities our communities are facing.

Spring 2021

The Spring edition of Planning magazine is all about adaption, agility, and flexibility. In this issue, planners repurpose old buildings into much-needed housing, create more inclusive public spaces, regulate newly legalized cannabis, and use digital twin city models to visualize the future.

Summer 2021

Planning Summer 2021 cover

The Summer edition of Planning magazine is chock-full of successful planning efforts and actionable information. In this issue, planners build EV charging networks, prepare their communities for data centers, support the informal economy, and zone for food security. Plus: five tips to safeguard public data, dementia-friendly public participation, APA’s National Planning Awards, and much more.

Fall 2021

Planning Fall 2021 cover

The Fall edition of Planning magazine wraps up our 2021 Disruptors series, with stories on overcoming public distrust about climate change, the rise of civic tech in planning practice, "mixed reality" planning tools, and regulating e-commerce warehouses. Plus: trends in zero-fare transit and ADU legislation, an urban design TikTok challenge, eight strategies to beat extreme heat, and much more.