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Where Am I? The Power of Uniqueness

What’s the value of uniqueness and community identity? That’s the question ULI analyst — and long-time Planning Commissioners Journal columnist — Ed McMahon addresses in his dynamic 17-minute TED Talk.

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Holding Effective Public Meetings

What are the most important things a planning commission or planning staff can do in order to hold an effective public meeting or hearing? Results from our survey.

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Planning Commission “Dynamics”

We asked our survey respondents a series of short “yes” / “no” questions on questions relating to what we’d call planning commission “dynamics.”