Beth Humstone takes a look at a number of the issues that can come up in local regulation of mobile food trucks.
Beth Humstone works as a planning consultant on a wide range of projects in rural communities and small towns. She is an advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation; former Executive Director of the Vermont Forum on Sprawl (now Smart Growth Vermont); a past member of the Burlington (VT) Planning Commission; and former Chair of Vermont’s Housing & Conservation Trust Fund Board.
Humstone is co-author, with Julie Campoli and Alex MacLean, of Above and Beyond, Visualizing Change in Small Towns and Rural Areas (APA Planners Press, 2002).
The practice of bulldozing modest-size homes and replacing them with “McMansions” has alarmed many planners, neighborhood groups, and preservationists. How can communities respond?
Demographic changes raise questions about what scale of development best fits neighborhoods and commercial districts. Planner and contributing writer Beth Humstone on how to respond to these questions.
A follow up conversation with Beth Humstone about her recent PCJ article on urban growth boundaries.
How urban growth boundaries work, and why a growing number of metropolitan areas are using them.
Retail development has major impacts on communities and regions. Planners can stay ahead of the curve by understanding the regional retail market and helping shape where retail will best fit.
Planner and contributing writer Beth Humstone looks at how business improvement districts work and what they’re doing to address today’s downtown challenges.
Today’s demographic and economic conditions, along with consumer preferences, are creating a major shift in housing demand. The time is ripe to for communities to develop housing strategies that address these changes.
PCJ Editor Wayne Senville talks with planner Beth Humstone, who just joined the PCJ as a regular contributing writer.
Perhaps nothing gets a community more riled up than a discussion of density. How can you plan for the density that works best for your community?
An overview of access management, followed by an illustrated guide to strategies that can help control the flow of traffic between the road and surrounding land.