Elected and appointed officials will learn what they can do to protect Michigan’s blue economy by attending Water School, a two-day workshop May 13-14 in Ann Arbor conducted by Michigan State University Extension and hosted by the Huron River Watershed Council. Information Water School will offer in-class presentations, interactive learning demonstrations and a field tour. […]
Sharon Township Planning Commission Chair Kathy Speigel wants to help farmers raising local food in Sharon Township. So when local farmers asked if they could add a distillery or solar energy generation to supplement their farm operations, Carlisle|Wortman Planner Megan Masson-Minock suggested that the commission update the zoning ordinance to allow value-added and other activities […]
“Customers aren’t just comparing you to your competitors anymore. They are comparing you to the best service they have ever received – from any company they do business with,” we read in Forbes. Community leaders are consumers, too, and want to give the same high level of service at city hall as they expect from […]
By Chris Nordstrom, PLA, ASLA A 1996 study by the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) developed a set of standards communities could use to evaluate the effectiveness of their recreation systems. While these guidelines continue to be widely cited as a standard for park planning, the NRPA itself recognized the danger of using a […]
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