Planning Commissioners Journal

September 26, 2011, 12pm PDT
Jeffery R. Levine asks if, given the reliance on property taxes, the planning process is truly revenue-blind.
Planning Commissioners Journal
July 25, 2011, 10am PDT
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.
Planning Commissioners Journal
February 8, 2011, 11am PST
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.
Planning Commissioners Journal
November 28, 2010, 9am PST
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?
Planning Commissioners Journal
June 2, 2010, 10am PDT
A group of planners and designers recently headed out to audit Petrossian Square in Manhattan, carefully observing how people use the space.
Planning Commissioners Journal
May 14, 2010, 10am PDT
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.
Planning Commissioners Journal
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
April 6, 2010, 9am PDT
Thomas L. Millette looks back at how far GIS has come, and how it has become an essential tool for urban planning.
Planning Commissioners Journal
March 22, 2010, 6am PDT
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.
Planning Commissioners Journal
March 13, 2010, 9am PST
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.
Planning Commissioners Journal
December 10, 2009, 12pm PST
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.
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
July 7, 2009, 12pm PDT
Niles, Michigan has managed to build jobs and add businesses to its Main Street over the past five years. How did they do it? Wayne Senville of the Planning Commissioners Journal stopped by on his tour around the U.S.A.
Planning Commissioners Journal
February 27, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>Hospitals are being built and renovated all across the country -- a trend responding to the aging baby boomer population.</p>
Planning Commissioners Journal
February 9, 2006, 1pm PST
Historian Larry Gerckens outlines the ten successes that have shaped the modern American City -- from sewage systems to integrated transportation.
Planning Commissioners Journal
October 19, 2005, 1pm PDT
Creating more direct connections shortens travel time, which effectively brings people closer to their destinations.
Planning Commissioners Journal
September 4, 2005, 11am PDT
The Planning Commissioner's Journal offers free access to an article about the devastating flood that hit theGrand Forks metro area in 1997 and local recovery efforts.
Planning Commissioners Journal
February 22, 2005, 1pm PST
PCJ Editor Wayne Senville offers his opinion on the Bush Administration proposed elimination of Amtrak's budget.
Planning Commissioners Journal
November 30, 2001, 5am PST
Planning Commissioners Journal focuses on the impact that changes in our society are having on zoning regulation.
Planning Commissioners Journal
November 29, 2001, 12pm PST
The Planning Commissioner's Journal presents one town's experience with developing a sewer ordinance.
Planning Commissioners Journal