Deepa Sanyal provides an overview of a “mega project” she’s been tracking, located just 20 to 25 miles southwest of the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, and the huge Research Triangle Park.
Confluence: a place where two rivers or streams join to become one | a situation in which two things come together or happen at the same time.
The City of Sartell takes steps towards redevelopment of the badly damaged paper mill property, while requiring compliance with an interim use permit and state environmental review.
Tom Miller concludes his article on citizen surveys by covering the importance of: asking the right persons; testing the survey; and then conducting the survey, checking for bias, and interpreting the results
Anita Rasmussen continues her three-part post about the Sartell paper mill with an account of the tragic Memorial Day explosion — and how the planning department and commission responded.
Part 3 of Miller’s article on citizen surveys considers how to select the target population; appropriate survey size; and questions to ask in surveys — and how to ask them. Includes sidebar on drawbacks in phone and web-based surveys.
For one hundred years a paper mill has been woven into the fabric of life of a small Minnesota city — employing generations of local residents. But industry trends do not bode well.
In Part 2, Tom Miller discusses his first three rules for conducting a citizen survey: determining why it is needed; how much to spend; and putting a team in place to develop and conduct the survey.
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We’ll be reporting from the International Making Cities Livable (IMCL) Conference in Portland from June 23rd to 27th. The focus of the Conference is on reshaping suburbs, a topic we’ve covered in the past — and will continue to report on. We hope to meet some of you in Portland this coming June! (click on heading above for details)
We can use your help and feedback now. This Fall we’ll be featuring a series of posts on how planning commissioners can get to know their community better. Find out about what we’re planning — then leave your ideas and suggestions. Thanks! Wayne Senville, Editor, PlannersWeb.com