Publications by James Schwab

Books and Reports

  • Schwab, James, ed. 2016. Subdivision Design and Flood Hazard Areas, Planning Advisory Service Report No. 584. Chicago: American Planning Association. September.
  • Schwab, James, ed. 2014. Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation, Planning Advisory Service Report No. 576. Chicago: American Planning Association. December.
  • Schwab, James, ed. 2014. Planning and Drought, Planning Advisory Service Report No. 574. Chicago: American Planning Association. January.
  • Schwab, James, ed. 2010. Hazard Mitigation: Integrating Best Practices into Planning, Planning Advisory Service Report No. 560. Chicago: American Planning Association. May.
  • Schwab, James, ed. 2008. Planning the Urban Forest: Ecology, Economy, and Community Development, Planning Advisory Service Report No. 555. Chicago: American Planning Association. September.
  • Schwab, James, Stuart Meck, and Rebecca Retzlaff. 2007. Tribal Transportation Programs, NCHRP Synthesis 366. Washington, D.C.: Transportation Research Board.
  • Schwab, James C., Paula L. Gori, and Sanjay Jeer, project eds. 2005. Landslide Hazards and Planning, Planning Advisory Service Report No. 533/534. Chicago: American Planning Association. October.
  • Schwab, James, and Stuart Meck, with Jamie Simone. 2005. Planning for Wildfires, Planning Advisory Service Report No. 529/530. Chicago: American Planning Association. March.
  • Schwab, James C., with Lincoln Walther and Lynn Ross. 2003. Firewise Post-Workshop Assessment Final Report, prepared for National Fire Protection Association.
  • Meck, Stuart, James Schwab, and Rebecca Retzlaff. 2003. Regional Approaches to Affordable Housing, Planning Advisory Service Report No. 512. Chicago: American Planning Association. March.
  • Schwab, James C., Kenneth C. Topping, Charles D. Eadie, Robert E. Deyle, and Richard A. Smith. 1998. Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction, Planning Advisory Service Report No. 483/484. Chicago: American Planning Association. December.
  • Schwab, James. 1998. Planning and Zoning for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, Planning Advisory Service Report No. 482. Chicago: American Planning Association. December.
  • Schwab, Jim. 1994. Deeper Shades of Green: The Rise of Blue-collar and Minority Environmentalism in America. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books.
  • Schwab, James. 1993. Industrial Performance Standards for a New Century, Planning Advisory Service Report No. 444. Chicago: American Planning Association. April.
  • Schwab, Jim. 1988. Raising Less Corn and More Hell: Midwestern Farmers Speak Out. Champaign: University of Illinois Press.
  • Schwab, James. 1985. The Farm Credit Crisis in Iowa. Iowa City: Legislative Extended Assistance Group, University of Iowa. February.

Anthology Contributions

  • Schwab, James. 2016. “Planning and Climate Change: Creating Resilience in US Communities,” in Jane A. Bullock, George D. Haddow, Kim S. Haddow, and Damon P. Coppola, eds., Living with Climate Change: How Communities and Surviving and Thriving in a Changing Climate. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press.
  • Schwab, James C. 2015. Pianificazione per la riduzione degli eventi esterni negli Stati Uniti. Iniziative dell’American Planning Association, chapter in Francesco Musco and Edoardo Zanchini, eds. ll clima cambia le città: Strategie di adattamento e mitigazione nella pianificazione urbanistica. Italy: FrancoAngeli.
  • Schwab, James. 2008. “The Role of Planning in Reducing the Impacts of Global Warming,” chapter in Jane A. Bullock, George D. Haddow, and Kim S. Haddow, eds., Global Warming, Natural Hazards, and Emergency Management. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press.
  • Schwab, James. 2005. Ten articles (Environmental Justice; Flooding; Tornadoes; Volcanoes; Tsunamis and Seiches; Hurricanes and Coastal Storms; Earthquakes; Wildfires; Feedlots; Federal Disaster Law) in Planning and Urban Design Standards, produced by American Planning Association. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Schwab, James. 2004. “Community Land Use Planning,” in Cheryl Blake, ed., American Perspectives on the Wildland/Urban Interface. Quincy, Mass.: The National Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Program.
  • Schwab, James. 2001. Sections 2.3 (Climate), 3 (Site Design Concepts), and 5 (Site Planning: A Hypothetical Exercise), in James A. Hecimovich, ed., Site Planning Fundamentals: A Workbook for Central America and the Caribbean. Chicago: American Planning Association.
  • Schwab, James. 1994. “Environmental LULUs: In Whose Backyard?” in James A. Hecimovich, ed., Planning and Community Equity. Chicago: American Planning Association.
  • Schwab, James. 1994. “A Christian Perspective on Environmental Justice” in Tina B. Krause, ed., Care of the Earth: An Environmental Resource Manual for Church Leaders. Chicago: Lutheran School of Theology.

Journal Articles

  • Calaza, P., P. Cariñanos, F.J. Escobedo, J. Schwab and G. Tovar. 2018. “Building Green Infrastructure and Urban Landscapes,” Unasylva, Vol. 69 (250), 2018/1. United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
  • Schwab, James. 2004. “Planning for a Rainy Day: Addressing Natural Hazards in State Land-Use Laws,” Planning & Environmental Law, January.
  • Schwab, James. 2000. “Using Planning to Enhance the Urban Environment,” Industry and Environment, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Fall). United Nations Environment Programme.

Magazine and Newsletter Articles

  • Schwab, James. 2015. “A Rising Tide of Engagement.” Planning, August/September.
  • —-.2013. “High and Dry on the Waterfront.” Zoning Practice, November.
  • —-.2011. “Covering Recovery from Disasters–Part 2.” SEJournal, Winter.
  • —-.2010. “Covering Recovery from Disasters–Part 1.” SEJournal, Fall.
  • —-.2009. “Winds of Change.” Planning, October.
  • —-.2009. “Making Hazards a Planning Priority.” PAS Memo, July/August.
  • —-.2009. “Branching Out.” Planning, March.
  • —-.2008. “A Landscape of Hazard.,” Planning, December.
  • —-.2008. “Principles of Urban Forestry.” American Forests, Spring.
  • —-.2005. “Fixing the Future.” Planning, August/September.
  • Schwab, James, and Stuart Meck. 2005. “Zoning for Wildfire Mitigation.” Zoning Practice, March.
  • Schwab, James. 2005. “Principles of Safe Growth.” The Commissioner, Winter.
  • Schwab, James, and Stuart Meck. 2005. “All Fired Up.” Planning, November.
  • Schwab, James. 2003. “Faith-Based Planned Developments: Sorting Out the Uses.” Zoning News, June.
  • —-.2002. “Who’s Got the Energy?” Planning, October.
  • —-.2002. “A Christian Perspective on Environmental Justice.” Earth Letter, January.
  • Schwab, James, Mary E. Eysenbach, and Megan S. Lewis. 2001. “Creating Urban Park Legacies Through Collaboration.” PAS Memo, August.
  • Schwab, James. 2000. “Sun, Wind, and Building Design.” Zoning News, December.
  • —-.2000. “Planning for Industrial Survival.” Zoning News, September.
  • —-.2000. “Give a Shelter a Home.” Zoning News, May.
  • —-.2000. “Parks: Green Spaces May Calm and Cool Us.” SEJournal, Spring.
  • Schwab, James, and Stuart Meck. 1999. “Considering Sprawwwl.” SEJournal, Spring.
  • Schwab, James. 1999. “Confining the Impacts of Confined Animal Feeding.” Zoning News, April.
  • —-.1998. “Post-Disaster Zoning Opportunities.” Zoning News, August.
  • —-.1998. “The Challenge of Industrial Ecology.” Zoning News, June.
  • —-.1998. “Public Education: Blueprint for a Sustainable Bay Area.” Planning, April.
  • —-.1998. “Implementation: Tennessee Riverpark.” Planning, April.
  • —-.1997. “Appraising Sustainable Development: How Green Are My Property Values?” Valuation Insights and Perspectives, Fourth Quarter.
  • —-.1997. “Zoning for Flood Hazards.” Zoning News, October.
  • —-.1997. “Redeveloping Brownfields.” PAS Memo, May.
  • —-.1997. “Vacating and Replatting Platted Lands.” Zoning News, May.
  • —-.1997. “The Problem of Antiquated Subdivisions,” Zoning News, April.
  • —-.1996. “Zoning and Big Box Religion,” Zoning News, November.
  • —-.1996. “Sustainable Development: Converting Motherhood and Apple Pie into Substance.” Environment & Development, September/October; reprinted in Renewable Resources Journal, Summer 1997
  • —-.1996. “Death and the Power of Place.” Conscious Choice, May/June.
  • —-.1996. “‘Nature Bats Last’: The Politics of Floodplain Management.” Environment & Development, January/February.
  • —-.1995. “Rapid Response Tools for Waterfront Change.” Zoning News, November.
  • —-.1995. “Adult Uses Neither Die nor Fade Away.” Zoning News, September.
  • —-.1995. “Land-use Planning and Environmental Justice,” Environment & Development, July.
  • —-.1995. “Zoning for Eternity.” Zoning News, May; reprinted in Catholic Cemetery.
  • —-.1995. “Environmental Justice in America: Where Are We?” Earth Day Times.
  • —-.1995. “Conservation Reserve Program: A Walk on the Wildlife Side.” Environment & Development, March.
  • —-.1994. “Water Over the Dam: Lessons in Floodplain Management.” Environment & Development, September.
  • —-.1994. “Planning for Wildlife Migration Corridors.” Environment & Development, May.
  • —-.1994. “The Biology of Wildlife Migration Corridors.” Environment & Development, April.
  • —-.1994. “A Primer on Restrictive Covenants.” Zoning News, February.
  • —-.1993. “When Cities and Counties Cooperate.” Zoning News, November.
  • —-.1993. “Home, Safe Home?” Zoning News, September.
  • —-.1993. “A Planner’s Guide to EPCRA.” Environment & Development, July.
  • —-.1993. “Of Mines, Quarries, and Zoning Quandarie.,” Zoning News, June.
  • —-.1993. “Recycling for Jobs and Dollars.” Environment & Development, June.
  • —-.1993. “Toxics Use Reduction.” Environment & Development, March.
  • —-.1993. “The Performance Standards Approach to Industrial Zoning.” Zoning News, February.
  • —-.1992. “Avoiding the Sting: Cities and Contaminated Sites.” Environment & Development, November.
  • —-.1992. “Toxic Buyouts: You Can’t Go Home Again.” The Neighborhood Works, August-September.
  • —-.1992. “Airport Siting: The Environmental Challenges.” Environment & Development, July.
  • Schwab, James, and Amy Van Doren. 1992. “Ready or Not, Stormwater Deadlines Loom.” Environment & Development, May.
  • Schwab, James. 1992. “Regulating Hillside Development.” Zoning News, March.
  • —-.1992. “Urban Trees, Air Quality, and Energy Conservation.” Environment & Development, March; reprinted in City Seeds, Fall 1997.
  • —-.1991-1992. “Local Incinerator Battle Not Just Another NIMBY.” The Neighborhood Works, December-January.
  • Morris, Marya, and Jim Schwab. 1991. “Silver Linings in the S&L Bailout.” PAS Memo, November.
  • Schwab, James. 1991. “Regulating the Use of Waterways.” Zoning News, October.
  • —-.1991. “Blue-Collar Groups Are Saying, ‘Not in Our Backyard.” Planning, October.
  • —-.1991. “Training Citizen Planning Officials.” Zoning News, June.
  • Morris, Marya, and Jim Schwab. 1991. “Adequate Public Facilities Ordinances.” Zoning News, May.
  • Schwab, James. 1991. “Regulating Development on Inland Lakes.” Zoning News, March.
  • —-.1990. “Making Zoning Enforcement Effective.” Zoning News, December.
  • —-.1990. “Along the Soft Path,” Planning, September.
  • —-.1990. “8 Interviewing Tactics Vital to the Oral Historian–and to Any Interviewer,” Writer’s Digest, April.
  • —-.1990. “Two Forks Stalled–for Now.” Planning, April.
  • —-.1990. “Alaska’s Northwest Area Plan.” Planning, March.
  • —-.1990. “Hanging Together.” Planning, January.
  • —-.1989. “Farmers and Environmentalists: The Attraction Is Chemical.” The Nation, October 16.
  • —-.1989. “Riverfront Gamblers.” Planning, September.
  • —-.1989. “Omaha Held Hostage.” The Progressive, May.
  • —-.1989. “Chapters, Distinguished Service.” Planning, March.
  • —-.1989. “Data for Sale.” Planning, January.
  • —-.1988. “Waste Not, Want Not.” Planning, October.
  • —-.1988. “Honorable Mentions,” Planning, April.
  • —-.1988. “Hazardous Waste: What Goes Around Comes Around.” Planning, February.
  • —-.1987. “Brass Roots.” Planning, August.
  • —-.1987. “You Can’t Get There from Here.” Planning, July.
  • —-.1987. “The Mayor Was Right.” Historic Preservation, May/June.
  • —-.1987. “Training Wheels.” Planning, April.
  • —-.1987. “Tools of the Trade.” Planning, February.
  • —-.1986. “Sheltering the Homeless.” Planning, December.
  • —-.1986. “Small Towns, Big Dreams.” Planning, November.
  • Schwab, James, and Ruth Knack. “Learning to Live with Airports.” Planning, October. 1986.
  • Schwab, James. 1986. “Garbage In, Garbage Out.” Planning, October.
  • —-.1986. “Winning Ways.” Planning, April.
  • —-.1986. “The Broke Banks of Cherokee.” The Lutheran, March 5.
  • —-.1986. “Saving the System, Not the Farmers.” The Nation, January 18.
  • —-.1985. “The Bank Is Closed.” The Lutheran Standard, November 15.
  • —-.1985. “FarmAid Puts Spotlight on a Populist Alternative.” The Guardian, October.
  • —-.1985. “FARM AID: The Real Challenge May Be Finding Intelligent Uses for Money Raised.” Prairie Sun, October.
  • —-.1985. “Neighbors United in Need.” Country Journal, October.
  • —-.1985. “The Shaky Farm Credit System.” The Nation, May 11.
  • —-.1985. “Farm Protest Hits the Statehouses.” The Nation, January 19.
  • —-.1980. “The Roots of Agrarian Protest,” U.S. Farm News, June.

Book Reviews

  • Schwab, James. 2011. The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Future, Laurence C. Smith, in Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, August.
  • —-.2004. A Land on Fire, James David Fahn; Trouble in Paradise, J. Timmons Roberts and Nikki Demetria Thanos; and Tropical Forests, International Jungle, Marie-Claude Smouts, in SEJournal, Spring.
  • —-.2002. Breaking Gridlock: Moving Toward Transportation that Works, Jim Motavalli, in SEJournal, Fall.
  • —-.1995. Not in My Back Yard: The Handbook, Jane Anne Morris, in The Neighborhood Works, February-March.
  • —-.1994. Forcing the Spring: The Transformation of the American Environmental Movement, Robert Gottlieb, in The Nation, February 14.
  • —-.1992. L.A.’s Lethal Air: New Strategies for Policy, Organizing, and Action, Eric Mann with the WATCHDOG Organizing Committee, in The Neighborhood Works, February-March.
  • —-.1990. The Fate of the Forest, Suzanna Hecht and Alexander Cockburn, in The Progressive, June.
  • —-.1989. The Law of the Land, John Opie, and Family Farming: A New Economic Vision, Marty Strange, in The Nation, April 3.
  • —-.1987. Garbage Disposal Economics: A Statistical Snapshot; An Environmental Review of Incineration Technologies; Municipal Solid Waste Incineration; Ash Management and Disposal; and Summary Testimonies Critiquing Environmental and Public Health Assessments on Emissions of Municipal Solid Waste Incineration, all by Institute for Local Self-Reliance, in Planning, December.
  • —-.1987. Landscapes of Despair: From Deinstitutionalization to Homelessness, Michael Dear and Jennifer Wolch, in Planning, December.
  • —-.1986. Silicon Landscapes, Peter Hill and Ann Markusen, eds.; The High Cost of High Tech: The Dark Side of the Chip, Lenny Siegel and John Markoff, in Planning, May.
  • —-.1986. High Hopes for High Tech: Microelectronics Policy in North Carolina, Dale Whittington, ed., in Planning, May.
  • —-.1986. Regulating Paradise: Land Use Controls in Hawaii, David Callies, in Planning, March.

Not included in this list:

  • Guest editorials/columns
  • Interviews
  • Short news blurbs