Independent and Informed

Independent and Informed

…to prepare for a meeting, and what should they avoid? … End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates. He has…

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Regional Approaches to Planning

…development issues, while others are oriented towards natural resource and quality of life issues. … End of excerpt … article continues with sections on: Concerns about Regionalism; and Learning from Las Vegas. C. Gregory Dale,…

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Caution: Conflicts of Interest

…that a planning board member is acting in a way to advance his own interests in private property development. End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the…

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Making Your Opinion Known

…or did you have the right to express your views? … End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates. He has…

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Ex-Parte Contacts

…integrity. … End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates. He has managed planning projects throughout the country, and is also…

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Choice & Opportunity

…not “isolated enclaves” removed from broader regional concerns. … End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates. He has managed planning…

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Bending Your Ear

…developer. … End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates. He has managed planning projects throughout the country, and is also…

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Site Visits: Necessary But Tricky

…duplicate the personal experience of a site visit. Thus, the issue becomes how to conduct site visits while respecting the sensitivities of ex- parte contacts. … End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a…

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Conflicts of Interest: A First Look

…C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates. He has managed planning projects throughout the country, and is also a frequent speaker at planning…