A is for Automobile

A is for Automobile

…These 26 short articles provide — in alphabetical order — a terrific introduction to planning in America. They were prepared for the Planning Commissioners Journal by planning historian Laurence C. Gerckens, FAICP. Gerckens is…

Comprehensive Plans

Comprehensive Plans

…at an overview of the role of the comprehensive plan by long-time planning historian Laurence Gerckens. C is for Comprehensive Plan — by Laurence C. Gerckens, FAICP A community’s comprehensive plan is not just a…

A Vermont perspective on billboard control

A Vermont perspective on billboard control

…towns. Indeed, as planning historian Laurence C. Gerckens, FAICP, has noted, the origins of city planning in American centered on “realizing an inspiring good order in the public environment while protecting the positive qualities of…