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Planning for a Rapidly Changing World
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. From empty office buildings to climate migration and racial inequities to new tech, we'll tell you what you need to know about the disruptors that could change our future — and the way we plan for it.
Table of Contents
SPECIAL ISSUE: PLANNING FOR A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD
Ghosts in the Office
Billions of square feet of office space sit empty. What’s next?
Fitting Together the Needs of an Aging Population
Three experts share insights on pressing challenges.
Here Comes the Neighborhood
Communities are welcoming back housing diversity.
Where Will Climate Migrants Go?
“Receiver cities” need to plan for population booms now.
5 Places to Find Your Next Planning Gig
More planners are looking beyond the traditional 9-to-5.
Prepare for Takeoff
Advanced air mobility is already here — and policy needs to catch up.
Ahead of the Curb With Smart Zones
Omaha, Nebraska, uses smart city technology to balance competing needs for curb space.
The Price of Racial Inequity
Eliminating racial segregation is good economic policy.
Data-Driven Planning in Fort Worth
Two of the city’s top planners discuss a new approach to managing growth.
A Move to Local Food Systems
Four big ways planners can help make the sustainable shift.
Policy: Election Results
Climate: Tribal Treaties
Et Cetera: Keeping Restaurants Open
Viewpoint: Portland’s People-First Planning
TOOLS FOR THE TRADE
JAPA Takeaway: Family Oriented Densification
How To: Volunteering During the Pandemic
Legal Lessons: A Case For Better Street Design
Planners Library: Reflective Planning, Pedestrian Deaths
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
Perspectives: APA President Leo R. Asuncion Jr.
Great Places: Water Street, Henderson, Nevada