Seven out of ten college graduates have over $29,000 in student loan debt. Nearly one in ten adults age 65 and above live below the poverty level. Keeping above water is a growing concern for both young and old.
“I see usability.” That was Della Rucker’s father’s favorite saying — and it carries an important lesson for how we can view our cities and towns.
Della Rucker looks at how — within an environment of rapid change — businesses are increasingly making “little bets.” Is this a model that would also work for local government planning and economic development?
How interested are young adults in local planning issues? And what advice would you give someone interested in serving on a planning board?
We asked our participants if there was anything that surprised them after joining their planning commission, and what challenges they faced in taking the time to serve.
Seven planning commissioners — all under 40 years old — share some of their thoughts about serving on their local planning commission.
Almost all of our communities face major infrastructure projects, whether a new highway, sewer treatment plant, or, in the case of Glenwood Springs, a new bridge. A look at how the process worked in this small Colorado city.
In today’s section of The Local Economy Revolution, Della Rucker talks about selling cars. Find out what lessons that has for local economic development.
Attorney Daniel Shapiro provides a brief overview of downzoning, examining some of the pluses and minuses, and noting some legal issues to keep an eye out for.
Don’t just sweep a Bad Apple’s behavior under the rug. It’s important to keep in mind the pernicious impact that tolerating unethical behavior has both on the planning commission and on the community.
Can we shift instead to a model of facilitating growth, enabling opportunities, without trying to artificially force them to happen?
How do we deal with an “apathetic” public? Or is that the wrong question for us to be asking?
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