An entry from Carlisle/Wortman Associates’ glossary of planning terms, provided free to all clients.
In a presentation to the Central Ohio APA, Carlisle/Wortman’s John Enos focused on tools that can make a downtown into a destination.
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 […]
The American Planning Association offers principles for improving U.S. infrastructure. Michigan needs an extra $4 billion a year in infrastructure spending
Where there’s a will there’s a way, for Center Line, an inner ring suburb with a vision for its downtown.
Michigan’s recreational facilities and tourism products are responding to some of the same demographics targeted by the state’s placemaking initiatives.
What will stop sprawl? Changing tastes and demographic demand are pulling people, especially the young and old, back into close-in, urban centers says Dick Carlisle.
Communities may repurpose their recreation facilities or build new ones to host new competitive sports that grow the local economy. Consider, for example, “Ultimate.”
Communities of all shapes and sizes will benefit from the information in a free, 600-page placemaking guidebook from the Michigan State University Land Policy Institute.
An Urban Land Institute report shows developers the financial and social value of projects that promote and support active transportation, like walking and cycling.