Michael Chandler Michael Chandler on developing the comp plan: Part I: key considerations in putting together a comprehensive plan. Part II: citizen participation methods. Part III: strategies for getting the plan adopted and implemented. Preparing…
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…excerpt Michael Chandler is a planning consultant based in Richmond, Virginia. He is a former Professor and Community Planning Extension Specialist at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, and co-founder of the Virginia Institute for Planning…
Michael Chandler provides an overview of the role of local zoning boards, and why it’s important for planning commissions to be familiar with zoning board decisions….
PCJ columnist Michael Chandler takes a look at five ways in which local comprehensive plans are starting to change as we enter the new century….
…“The Planning Commission at Work” column, ably written for the Planning Commissioners Journal for many years by our friend Michael Chandler. It is our hope that as a team, we can continue in Mike’s fine…
Michael Chandler explains why planning commissions should view change as an opportunity rather than a threat….
Michael Chandler on developing the comp plan: Part I: key considerations in putting together a comprehensive plan. Part II: citizen participation methods. Part III: strategies for getting the plan adopted and implemented….
In this series of three columns, Michael Chandler covers the basics of the planning commission’s role in putting together a recommended capital improvement program….
Michael Chandler‘s introductory column for the PCJ recounts his experience on first becoming a planning commissioner….
One of the key responsibilities planning commissions have is to prepare the comprehensive plan. Michael Chandler provides an overview of the steps typically taken in developing a plan….
Michael Chandler discusses four steps involved in a community “visioning” process….
Most planning commissioners realize that all the effort spent on preparing a comprehensive plan will only pay off if the plan’s policies and objectives are implemented. Michael Chandler offers an eight-step process for helping assure…
Michael Chandler on why developing closer relationships with governing bodies is something planning commissions need to work on….