illustration by Marc Hughes for the PlannersWeb

Regional Perspectives

Local land use decisions can have impact outside a jurisdiction’s own boundaries. County and regional planning commissions are also vital in seeing that cities, towns, and villages work together to solve shared planning problems.

SLW-ability Yields Stronger Local Economies

SLW-ability Yields Stronger Local Economies

During the AMPO (Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations) conference the past two days, the three words I think I heard most often were Sustainability; Livability; and Walkability. What’s more all three of these were often tied in to another phrase: economic competitiveness.

steamboat image from Currier & Ives print

Corridors Through Our Communities

From the old riverboat world of the Mississippi to the crowded arterials of today’s cities and towns, transportation corridors have played a critical role in American life. Hannah Twaddell explains why planning for our corridors makes sense.

cartoon illustration of front of school building

Back to School for Planners

Decisions about school construction and renovation have profound implications for towns, cities, and counties nationwide. A look at trends & opportunities, impacts schools have, and the positive role planners and planning commissioners can play.