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The Summer issue highlights crucial perspectives on creating safe, accessible, and sustainable places. Planners in western states use land-use reform to address the water crisis, community partners transform a Tulsa food desert into an oasis, and author Rebekah Taussig shifts the story around disability. PLUS: Converting former houses of worship into affordable housing and rules of the road for regulating autonomous vehicles.
Table of Contents
Can Land Use Help Solve the American West's Water Crisis?
It's a classic — but catastrophic — supply-and-demand problem, as decades of drought coupled with sustained surges of growth run the Colorado River dry. But, planners have some solutions.
Three Ways to Use Local Codes to Build Climate Resilience
Regulations are a foundational part of a planner's toolkit. Here's how to work with what you've got to further climate goals.
Communities are finding ways to resurrect aging and empty churches, converting houses of worship into affordable housing and other mission-driven development.
Economic Development: Fixing a food desert
Transportation: Reconsidering right on red
People Behind The Plans: Disability advocate Rebekah Taussig
Et Cetera: The untold story of militarized urban policing
TOOLS FOR THE TRADE
How-To: The questions to ask about AVs
Zoning: Housing density equals downtown vibrancy
Engagement: Immerse yourself in extended reality
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
Perspectives: Building a leadership pipeline
Community Green: Houston's Midtown Park