Liven up your comprehensive planning effort Texas style. Matthew Lewis, Development Director for the city of San Marcos, used everything from Legos to "design rodeos" (i.e. Texas charrettes) to get to common ground.
May 21, 2013 PlaceShakers
After a two-year effort, the City of El Paso adopted a new comprehensive plan this week. Based on smart growth and sustainability principles, author Kaid Benfield calls it "among the best, most articulate comprehensive plans" he's ever seen.
Mar 8, 2012 Switchboard
In many ways, the Great Recession has been a frightening
time for planners. As development slowed, the flow of applications submitted
for new development slowed from its torrent at the height of the housing boom
to the trickle it is today. With the Blog Post
Oct 4, 2011 By
Trans_City Architecture and Urbanism have unveiled a comprehensive plan for Jacmel, Haiti. Highlights of the plan, which took a year and a half to draw up, include prefab homes that work around the city's "topographical challenges."
Sep 21, 2011 International Business Times
It is conventional wisdom in some circles that "comprehensive planning" and sprawl are polar opposites- that planning is the enemy of sprawl.
Sep 15, 2011 By
Community leaders argue that the recently approved Philadelphia comprehensive plan does more for developers than the working class in this op-ed.
Aug 16, 2011 Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia City Planning Commission adopted the Citywide Vision portion of a new comprehensive plan - the first such venture in five decades. "We've listened to your ideas, and today we are proud to present that final plan to you," Commission Executive Director Gary Jastrzab said.
Jun 9, 2011 PlanPhilly.com
Today Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the ambitious 'Green 2015' plan to turn approximately 500 acres of city land into public green space over the next five years, with a focus on bringing parks to currently underserved communities.
Dec 7, 2010 PlanPhilly
Salon's Michael Lind argues that attempts to create "comprehensive reform" of anything is a recipe for disaster.
Jul 16, 2009 Salon.com
South Walton is considering pass a height ordinance to limit the buildings to 50 feet.
Jun 17, 2009 Northwest Florida Daily News