PlannersWeb & PCJ Editor Wayne Senville

Editor’s Notes & Interviews

illustration by Paul Hoffman for the Planning Comm'rs Journal

Notes, updates, and interviews by Planning Commissioners Journal & PlannersWeb Editor Wayne Senville


20 minute concept plan map

Distance, Destinations, Density

The 3 D’s of Portland’s 20-minute neighborhoods concept: Distance: how far can you walk in 20 minutes? Destinations: is everything you need on a daily basis within that distance? Density: are there enough people in the area to support the businesses and facilities you need for daily needs?

University of Vermont Commencement ceremony - May 19, 2013

They Were Part of Our Community

OK, I’ll admit it — this post doesn’t have much to do with city planning (at least directly). But it’s graduation time — and one tradition I and many other Burlington residents have is to walk over to the University of Vermont and watch the pomp of the commencement ceremony. This year we were also treated to a remarkable commencement address by jazz great Wynton Marsalis — just featured on NBC Nightly News.

The Art of Ross Racine

The Art of Ross Racine

“My images of aerial views are totally fictional, although in the beginning I used aerial photographs as references for the overall appearance of the landscape. … What occurs in my pictures could be emblematic for society as a whole.”

illustration by Paul Hoffman

The Return of Downtown?

Did you see a recent article in Forbes Magazine, “Downtowns: What’s Behind America’s Most Surprising Real Estate Boom”? See related articles we’ve published and join us on LinkedIN to discuss: Are there barriers in your community to having more downtown housing? Are there programs to encourage it?