You’re doing some shopping. While waiting to buy some cheese, a fellow planning commissioners spots you and wants to discuss an application before the commission for decision. What should you do?
What happens when a developer files for a building permit or submits a subdivision application — and the local government then changes its ordinance in a way that would prohibit the project as proposed? A look at the complex issue of “vested rights.”
How planning commissioners can be more effective problem solvers in dealing with the challenging issues they face.
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Whether you love them or loathe them, Walmart — one of the most recognizable symbols of modern suburbia — is going urban, as senior ULI analyst Edward McMahon explains.
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How the City of Glenwood Springs Planning Commission and City Council are grappling with the regulation and zoning of retail marijuana — now allowed under Colorado law.
Stuart Andreason provides highlights from the “Technicity” course — about the good, the bad, and the unknown of using technology for public engagement.
In what ways does “quality of life” most matter for young adults — and for seniors? In this month’s Across Generations column, Stuart Andreason and Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur respond to that question.
Greg Dale explores why fairness may require more than the legal minimum.
When the approval process becomes too onerous and complex for applicants, especially those with limited resources.
The concept of tactical urbanism has been around for several years under the terms “guerrilla urbanism,” “city repair,” or “do-it-yourself urbanism.” It generates excitement and enthusiasm from activists, but concern and disdain from some municipal officials.
“One Bad Apple can spoil the barrel.” Just as in any other group, planning commissions can have their share of Bad Apples, whose unaddressed behavior can range from a breach of basic courtesy to violations of ethics and, in extreme situations, even criminal actions.