Our Contributing Writers

Our Contributing Writers

…written multiple articles for the Planning Commissioners Journal. Our thanks especially to: Joel Russell; Wendy Grey; Carolyn Braun; Gwendolyn Hallsmith; Otis White; Randall Arendt; Ilene Watson; and the late Jack McCall. You can find their…

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How Wise Is Your Crowd?

Read an excerpt from this article below. You can download the full article by using the link at the end of the excerpt. When planning commissioners think of a crowd, one image that comes…

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Charting an Economic Course

Read an excerpt from this article below. You can download the full article by using the link at the end of the excerpt. We’ve been examining all the ways that planning commissioners can lay the…

Interdependence

Interdependence

…healthy small business ecosystem. Editor’s Note: For a look at one way in which businesses can come together, see Beth Humstone’s article, “Turning Downtowns Around: Business Improvement Districts.” See also Gwendolyn Hallsmith‘s “Getting Started on…

The Local Economy Revolution

The Wise Economy Manifesto

…point about the need for each community to establish its own unique identity, see “What’s the Market Telling Us?” (the Economics of Uniqueness). For more on crowdsourcing, see the related Wikipedia entry, and Gwendolyn Hallsmith‘s…