illustration by Paul Hoffman

Working to preserve natural areas and a healthy environment is a key concern for most planning commissions.

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road sign that says "Sustainable Development"

Moving Towards Sustainability

Trends in human activity, both at global and local levels, are still headed in directions that are largely unsustainable. Yet a growing number of cities and towns are incorporating sustainable development principles in their planning and zoning efforts.

green infrastructure illustration by Paul Hoffman for PlannersWeb

Green Infrastructure

Your town, city, or county undoubtedly has an infrastructure plan dealing with water, sewer, roads, and utilities — the gray infrastructure. But has it planned as well for green infrastructure, such as trails, greenways, river corridors, and bike paths?