Responding to growing participation in rock climbing, Earth Treks Climbing is buying vacant big box stores and converting them into indoor climbing centers as reported by the Denver Post. We can expect to see more such vacant spaces in the future. Consumers are spending more on experiences, health care and with e-tailers, according to The […]
AARP has created a tool kit that states can use to establish building standards that guarantee accessible, inclusive construction and rehabilitation of single-family homes. “Nowhere has the disconnect between market norms, changing demographics and social expectations been more glaring than in the design and construction of private residential housing,” the organization said. “Advocacy on behalf […]
A new EPA publications offers guidelines for planning, funding and building green infrastructure in public parks.
Stephen Cassin, AICP, who spent 12 years as the executive director of the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development, and Megan Masson-Minock, AICP, one of the state’s leaders in food systems planning, have joined the Carlisle/Wortman staff. Cassin has more than 42 years’ experience in land use planning, zoning, community and economic development, […]
More than 83% of Americans 18 years or older feel it is important for local governments to prioritize environmental initiatives.
Is your community at risk of flooding? A drop of prevention is worth a deluge of cure.
Carlisle/Wortman Associates’ planners routinely train officials around Michigan, both for the Michigan Municipal League (MML) and for specific communities.
The American Planning Association offers principles for improving U.S. infrastructure. Michigan needs an extra $4 billion a year in infrastructure spending
The tool kit for fighting Phragmites includes state laws, building codes, zoning ordinances, noxious weed ordinances and stormwater management rules.
Where there’s a will there’s a way, for Center Line, an inner ring suburb with a vision for its downtown.