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Misc. Planning Tools

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A variety of other tools than can help planners & planning commissioners in their work.

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What's Your Community’s “John Hancock”?

What’s Your Community’s “John Hancock”? Members Only Content

Community planners and economic development professionals are increasingly identifying communities’ signature elements, including location specific historic and related sites, as well as businesses and institutions that are part of the “creative economy.”

Pattern Books: A Planning Tool

Pattern Books: A Planning Tool Members Only Content

“Pattern books” filled with historical and architectural data and guidelines can help cities and towns protect and enhance their identity. The push to create them often comes after a community creates a special redevelopment district, or witnesses buildings that seem out of place.