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Norman Wright, AICP, is the Director of Development Services for Columbia, Tennessee
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 3 years
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Norman Wright, AICP, was a Director of Development Services for a municipal government in Tennessee.

Recent Posts

Blog post
March 11, 2014, 4am PDT
Working for a small town doesn't just teach you how to plan a community; it teaches you how to be a part of it.
Norman Wright
Blog post
February 3, 2014, 4am PST
A minor word of caution on statistical inference and the stories it can tell
Norman Wright
Blog post
January 20, 2014, 8am PST
Seems like an absurd pairing, right? Perhaps so but please hear me out.
Norman Wright
Blog post
December 31, 2013, 7am PST
A look back at the special people who inspired me (and perhaps you, too) the most in 2013.
Norman Wright
Blog post
December 16, 2013, 8am PST
With our limits defined, the remainder of what planning is quite powerful. And barely explored.
Norman Wright
Blog post
December 13, 2013, 8am PST
To realize what the act of planning is capable of, it helps to consider what is out of reach.
Norman Wright
Blog post
November 15, 2013, 8am PST
The Google Barge is fascinating not for what it is but what it could herald: a future where our retail stores come to us rather than us to them.
Norman Wright
Blog post
November 4, 2013, 3am PST
Do you really want to solve the Big Problem in your city? If so, maybe the best way is to stop thinking about it.
Norman Wright
Blog post
June 14, 2013, 10am PDT
Building intensity can do just about everything: make a city budget more resilient, conserve land, and encourage infill. And possibly make your morning omelet.
Norman Wright
Blog post
June 7, 2013, 1pm PDT
Where you build is important. But when it comes to city budgets, how much you build matters more.
Norman Wright