Planning Commissions

August 27, 2015, 1pm PDT
A suite of zoning changes under consideration by the Tacoma Planning Commission provoked its "most well-attended" hearing in decades.
The News Tribune
June 23, 2015, 1pm PDT
Cleveland will soon have its first park let—thanks to the leadership of the nonprofit Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corp., the collective generosity of Cleveland Collectivo and more, and the approval of the Cleveland Planning Commission.
The Plain Dealer
Blog post
March 24, 2015, 6am PDT
The first in a new series by Planetizen: "Ask the Ethicist," featuring the advice of our resident expert: Carol D. Barrett, FAICP, author of "Everyday Ethics for Practicing Planners."
Carol Barrett
October 14, 2014, 2pm PDT
PlannersWeb recently posted the results of a poll asking: "What are the skills you’ve found most important in serving on a planning commission?"
PlannersWeb
March 14, 2014, 7am PDT
You probably didn't end up on your community's planning commission because of your lack of opinions. Now that you are performing this service to the community, how do you balance your past political inclinations and maintain a fair process?
PlannersWeb
November 8, 2011, 11am PST
The San Diego Planning Commission has rubber stamped a massive Zaha Hadid-designed private home. The dramatic architecture has had locals forming "anti-Zaha coalitions."
The Architect's Newspaper
August 19, 2010, 7am PDT
The City of Los Angeles Planning Commission has reintroduced sweeping reform of the zoning codes in an effort to streamline planning processes. "This marks the first overhaul of codes since their last revision in 1946," said City Planner Alan Bell.
Architects Newspaper
April 21, 2010, 12pm PDT
Dave Stauffer was a planning commissioner in Red Lodge, Montana before taking a job as a city planner. Wayne Senville talks to Dave about making the switch.
Planning Commissioners Journal
October 1, 2009, 6am PDT
Elaine Cogan gives these tips for talking about planning issues with senior citizens and getting the most out of them throughout the planning process.
Planning Commissioners Journal
August 6, 2009, 9am PDT
Due to economic hardship, the Worcester County, Maryland is proposing to consolidate 3 departments into 1, cutting 11 jobs out of 65, just as new codes are coming online. Environmentalists are concerned.
Center for Public Integrity
March 14, 2009, 11am PDT
A kids treehouse in Highland, Arkansas is facing the local Planning and Zoning Commission, who may order its destruction. Is a treehouse a 'structure'?
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 26, 2009, 12pm PST
The Pasadena Planning Commission has again rejected famed architect Richard Meier's plans for an Episcopal church in the city center. Commissioners believe the plan does not fit with Pasadena's historic character.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 2, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>"Mixed-use"? "transit-oriented development"? Development in Farmington, Utah hits a wall while the planning commission debates definitions.</p>
The Salt Lake Tribune
March 28, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>A new zoning requirement passed by the New York City Planning Commission will require all new developments to plant trees along the street.</p>
The New York Times