Storytelling is the universal human language. We think in story. We form our attitudes about the world around us in story. A primer on how story can be used in community planning.
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How do we account for the indirect effects of decisions we make? Is it even possible?
Too often local fiscal and economic development policies fail to mesh with comprehensive plan goals. What can planners do?
The idea — and process — of identifying, shaping, and promoting a particular image of a city or neighborhood has come to the fore in both the academic and popular press. It’s called “branding.” A few notes from the Editor.
We recently came across this very short video that shows how using stairs can actually be fun!
It’s rare that art is considered relevant — and that’s unfortunate says PCJ columnist Ric Stephens.
Many of us probably remember those visions of the amazing, high-tech future — often common at Worlds Fairs from the 1960s and earlier. But how do these visions of the future actually pan out? Scott Dikkers provides an entertaining look.
An amazing, student-initiated art project along 1200 feet of U.S. Route 322 at the gateway to Meadville, Pennsylvania shows how college, community, and even a state department of transportation, can creatively work together.
Is your planning commission positioned to deal with not just today’s issues, but tomorrow’s? That may well depend on whether you’ve taken steps to involve the next generation of planning commissioner.
Don’t lose sight of the little things that make life enjoyable in our community.
PCJ Editor Wayne Senville is back from his six week trip across the USA on Route 50. All of Senville’s more than 50 trip reports are posted on our companion Route 50 web blog.
Over 2.5 million Americans are expected to die this year. Yet planners and planning commissions too often fail to give serious attention to cemetery needs. A look at the role of cemeteries in our communities, and issues that come up in planning for them.
Our Winter and Spring 2006 issues featured 25 bright ideas on a wide range of topics — ranging from walkable neighborhoods to meeting workforce housing needs, from commissioners “on tour” to how art can transform a street.