There are some simple things you can do to help keep your plan or ordinance from hitting a brick wall at the end of the line. Here’s our Top Ten List of strategies that planning commissioners can use to build momentum for plan or ordinance adoption.
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Jim Segedy and Lisa Hollingsworh-Segedy on what planning commissioners can do when faced with an “unadoptable” plan or ordinance — including having a “Plan B” strategy.
To avoid being seen as “just part of the system,” here are 10 ways to solidify your planning commission’s relevance.
In today’s economy, there are generally limited opportunities to attract industry from somewhere else — that is, to grow from the outside in. But local assets often provide strong potential for communities to reinvent themselves from the inside out. A look at what that involves.
As planners and planning commissioners we need to think ahead, anticipate consequences, and identify our blind spots so we aren’t sideswiped by a future we didn’t see coming.
There’s no getting around the fact that planning for even a small community is far more complex than planning for even the most elaborate wedding.
PCJ Editor Wayne Senville asks Della Rucker follow-up questions about her Summer 2011 PCJ article.
Storytelling is the universal human language. We think in story. We form our attitudes about the world around us in story. A primer on how story can be used in community planning.
Planning consultant and PlannersWeb columnist Della Rucker offers her thoughts on why some comprehensive plans sit on the shelf, while others are quite useful.
PCJ Editor Wayne Senville talks to planner Wendy Grey about her article on the relationship of local comprehensive plans to zoning.
Strategies for improving how your planning and regulatory documents work together.
Planning for the impacts of new development can make a difference to your municipality’s fiscal well-being.
You’re at the final hearing on a comp plan amendment your commission has been working on for over a year. Suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, opposition erupts as rumors spread about what they are about to do to us. How you can minimize the chances of this happening.