Today, Della Rucker looks at the challenges communities face in dealing with talent, and the importance of uniqueness.
How can we build support for affordable housing? That’s the question at the heart of a recent report that looks at the importance of the language and messaging used by housing advocates.
What can go wrong when your community turns the wheels of a major project over to a “Grand Architect.”
In the first of a three part series, Patrick Fox draws on results from his firm’s public attitudes survey on what Americans think of development and the planning process. Next week: attitudes towards project applicants.
Della Rucker take a look at the role unintended consequences play, and then asks why we don’t do a better job of evaluating our actions and policies.
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Today: a lesson in bad math. Why communities make a mistake in using linear extrapolations to plan for their future.
Citizen planning academies can provide a good way of better informing citizens about how the planning process works — while also building up a “bench” of future planning board members.
When it comes to managing and governing our communities, we allow circumstances to make decisions for us more often than any of us want to admit.
Do the living options provided in your town match what consumers want today? The National Assn of Realtors commissioned a survey to provide some answers.
Della Rucker starts this section by asking why we still view economic development as a contest. She then takes a look at “magic bullet” thinking, and wraps up by discussing “those pesky unintended consequences.”
Do we in local government question our assumptions? And, what does it mean that we now have lots of 50 and 100 pound gorillas — instead of just a few big 800 pound ones — leading our communities?
We need to recognize that economic vitality depends on the health of a community, and that a community is not a set of separate, unrelated systems — a business district, a school system, a park system, a street system — but an ecosystem.