Planning Commissioners Journal Summer 2002 Issue Now Available

Planning Commissioners Journal Summer 2002 Issue Now Available

Planning Commissioners Journal

The Planning Commissioners Journal Summer issue is now available. The lead article, Moving Towards Sustainability (, by planning consultant Sarah James, provides a thoughtful introduction to sustainable development. Sarah was a co-author of the American Planning Association's "Policy Guide on Planning for Sustainability." Also included is a short article by Burlington, Vermont, Mayor Peter Clavelle highlighting the City's efforts at sustainability.

The balance of the Summer issue includes:

-- Think Like a Reporter ( by freelance writer and former newspaper reporter David Essex. David is also a representative from the Town of Antrim, New Hampshire, on the Southwest Region Planning Commission. His article offers insights into how planners can more effectively deal with their local media.

-- Planning Snapshots ( We conclude our look at planning challenges facing communities across the country, with ten more "mini-articles."

-- Planning ABC's ( Planning historian Larry Gerckens continues his alphabetic review of key planning topics with short articles on: Knowledge, Land Subdivision, and Maps. (In the Fall PCJ, Larry will continue with Neighborhoods, Open Space, Public Health & Safety, and Quiet).

Looking ahead, the PCJ's Fall issue will feature articles by Roberta Brandes Gratz on downtown parking, and by Larry Susskind & Pat Field on land use mediation and consensus building. The PCJ has also just published "Basic Planning Tools," a collection of articles from past issues of the PCJ focusing on basics of the comprehensive plan, zoning, and capital improvement programs. For more information on this reprint set:

The PlannersWeb site continues to grow. We've also added some challenges! Try to piece together our new scrambled cover illustration: And after you've done that, see how well you can match up 20 photos of communities featured in our recent "Planning Snapshots" articles:

Related Link: The PlannersWeb

For more information contact:

Wayne Senville
Planning Commissioners Journal
P.O. Box 4295
VT 05406

Phone: 802-864-9083
Fax: 802-862-1882
Email: [email protected]

Posted August 1, 2002

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