Independent and Informed

Independent and Informed

…do to prepare for a meeting, and what should they avoid? … End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates. He…

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Making Your Opinion Known

…– or did you have the right to express your views? … End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates. He…

Ex-parte private conversation. Illustration by Marc Hughes.

Ex-Parte Contacts

…and integrity. … End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates. He has managed planning projects throughout the country, and is…

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Regional Approaches to Planning

Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates. He has managed planning projects throughout the country, and is also a frequent speaker at planning and zoning…

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No Strings Attached?

…all of the scenarios described above is “yes.” End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates. He has managed planning projects…

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Conflicts of Interest: A First Look

…excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates. He has managed planning projects throughout the country, and is also a frequent speaker at…

Group touring a site, holding a plan map. Illustration by Paul Hoffman for PlannersWeb

Site Visits: Necessary But Tricky

…cannot duplicate the personal experience of a site visit. Thus, the issue becomes how to conduct site visits while respecting the sensitivities of ex- parte contacts. … End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is…

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Bending Your Ear

…the developer. … End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates. He has managed planning projects throughout the country, and is…

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Choice & Opportunity

…are not “isolated enclaves” removed from broader regional concerns. … End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates. He has managed…

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Public Hearings Resource Guide – part 4

…communications during the site visit. Online Resources: Site Visits: Necessary But Tricky, by Greg Dale, FAICP (from Planning Comm’rs Journal) — note: Burlington, Vermont, Site Visit Guidelines are included in a sidebar. Burlington, Vermont, Site…