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 that your plan is brought to life.
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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.
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.
Too frequently communities plunge into an exhaustive comprehensive planning process without first completing a much quicker “diagnostic study.” Joel Russell explores what’s involved in doing a diagnostic study, and how it can better focus long-range planning efforts.
Michael Chandler explains why planning commissions should view change as an opportunity rather than a threat.
Ten questions your commission should ask itself when it’s time to prepare or revise the comprehensive plan.
Roundtable Discussion about issues related to the adoption and implementation of the comprehensive plan.
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.
Just why is planning important? Michael Chandler takes aim at this most fundamental question — in under 1,000 words.