The Planning Commission at Work

The inimitable team of Jim Segedy, FAICP, and Lisa Hollingsworth-Segedy, AICP, offer creative ways in which planning commissions can work better. The Planning Commission At Work column was previously authored for nearly ten years by long-time planning educator Michael Chandler.

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Citizen Planning Academies

One of the major challenges facing most communities, and their planning boards, is how to explain planning and the planning process in terms citizens can understand. Mike Chandler looks at how “citizen planning academies” helped in two Virginia counties.

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Getting the Job Done

Strategies planning boards can use to help commissioners better prepare for meetings, participate more effectively during meetings, and follow-up on items after meetings.