Planning Commissioners Journal

Jeffery R. Levine asks if, given the reliance on property taxes, the planning process is truly revenue-blind.
Sep 26, 2011   Planning Commissioners Journal
Lisa Hollingsworth-Segedy, AICP, explains why being able to tell a good story about plans and development is more valuable than any maps or pretty renderings.
Jul 25, 2011   Planning Commissioners Journal
Ed McMahon of ULI talks about an article he's writing that will make the argument that billboards and other outdoor advertising deserve to be eliminated.
Feb 8, 2011   Planning Commissioners Journal
When an Apple Store wanted to move into the Georgetown neighborhood in D.C., the Design Review Board pushed for a more fitting facade. After a backlash from residents eager for an Apple, the trademark building went in. Is Georgetown better off?
Nov 28, 2010   Planning Commissioners Journal
A group of planners and designers recently headed out to audit Petrossian Square in Manhattan, carefully observing how people use the space.
Jun 2, 2010   Planning Commissioners Journal
After a lawsuit in New York State, HUD has taken up the stick and is threatening to terminate funding to housing programs if civil rights fair housing regulations are not met.
May 14, 2010   Planning Commissioners Journal
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.
Apr 21, 2010   Planning Commissioners Journal
Thomas L. Millette looks back at how far GIS has come, and how it has become an essential tool for urban planning.
Apr 6, 2010   Planning Commissioners Journal
In a study in Europe using cellphone GPS data, researchers discovered that people rarely leave a six-mile area around where they live. GPS cellphone data is being used for a host of urban planning studies like this.
Mar 22, 2010   Planning Commissioners Journal
Laurence Gerckens brings us the ABCs of Planning. Today's letter is H, which stands for historic preservation. Gerckens brings us a brief, easy-to-understand history of the idea.
Mar 13, 2010   Planning Commissioners Journal
Tim Tielman, executive director of the Campaign for Greater Buffalo takes a look at the new Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and the terrible lack of "eyes on the street" there.
Dec 10, 2009   Planning Commissioners Journal