Enjoying the Summer sun in Bricklyn VT

Have You Heard of this City Within a City?

Bricklyn, Vermont, is one of those rare “cities within a city.” Explore BricklynVT.com — whether you’re a professional planner, a planning board member, or a LEGO lover, we think you’ll enjoy your visit!

photo of Ed McMahon

Where Am I? The Power of Uniqueness

What’s the value of uniqueness and community identity? That’s the question ULI analyst — and long-time Planning Commissioners Journal columnist — Ed McMahon addresses in his dynamic 17-minute TED Talk.

Illustration by Marc Hughes for PlannersWeb

Holding Effective Public Meetings

What are the most important things a planning commission or planning staff can do in order to hold an effective public meeting or hearing? Results from our survey.

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Planning Commission “Dynamics”

We asked our survey respondents a series of short “yes” / “no” questions on questions relating to what we’d call planning commission “dynamics.”