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Green Infrastructure

…these concepts — Olmstead’s linking chains of parks, and ecologists’ linking conservation areas to counter habitat fragmentation — have come together in planning for systems of green space. … End of excerpt Ed McMahon is…

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Building Codes Get Smarter

…their surroundings, but some requirements are counterproductive.” … End of excerpt Ed McMahon is one of the country’s most incisive analysts of planning and land use issues and trends. He holds the Charles Fraser Chair…

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What’s So Bad About Zoning?

…and reduce property values. Myth # 4 – Planning is a bad idea. Ed McMahon is one of the country’s most incisive analysts of planning and land use issues and trends. He holds the Charles…

Parade of signs along U.S. 50 near Ocean City, Maryland.

On-Premise Sign Regulation

…aspects of on-premise sign regulation. … End of excerpt Ed McMahon is one of the country’s most incisive analysts of planning and land use issues and trends. He holds the Charles Fraser Chair on Sustainable…

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Gateway Communities

…increasingly valuable to all. … End of excerpt Ed McMahon is one of the country’s most incisive analysts of planning and land use issues and trends. He holds the Charles Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development…

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Smart Growth Trends

…Read an excerpt from this article below. You can download the full article by using the link at the end of the excerpt. Ignoring trends is not smart, especially when those trends affect the…

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Challenges & Opportunities

…Planning by Della Rucker, AICP, CEcD The Place Where We Live by Edward T. McMahon Redefining Our Future by Wendy Grey, AICP Change & Its Impacts by Jim Segedy, FAICP & Lisa Hollingsworth-Segedy, AICP…

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Y is for Youth

…automobile. Editor’s note: see Edward McMahon‘s “School Sprawl” (PCJ, Summer 2000) and Tim Torma’s “Back to School for Planners” (PCJ, Fall 2004). There are signs of a reversal in this decades long trend, as proponents…