A roundtable discussion on ways of strengthening the planning process — with a look at: the roles of planning commissions and governing bodies; finding time for long-range planning; and better ways of implementing local plans.
Politics & Planning
“Steamtown” is a national park site in the heart of downtown Scranton dedicated to railroading. I worked on the initial plan for Steamtown back in the 1980s when I was a National Park Service planner — and was quite curious to see how Steamtown looked (and worked) today.
Have you considered running for office after finishing your service as a planning commissioner or zoning board member? Otis White, consultant to local governments and corporations on community involvement and civic leadership, explores what questions to ask yourself before you decide to run.
As a planning commissioner you operate in a political world. Elaine Cogan discusses how to conduct yourself effectively in such an environment.
When the Mayor sees you as his voice on the planning commission, what should you do? Greg Dale offers some answers.
Roundtable Discussion about issues related to the adoption and implementation of the comprehensive plan.