The tool kit for fighting Phragmites includes state laws, building codes, zoning ordinances, noxious weed ordinances and stormwater management rules.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
Don’t let a crisis be the wake-up call telling you that your infrastructure map is incomplete.
As the earth warms, precipitation increases. Parks and vacant urban lots could be tools for detention, retention or outright stormwater management.
Carlisle/Wortman’s John Enos will present a session on roles and responsibilities and open meetings/sunshine laws to APA Cleveland in November.
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.
Colorado Springs uses contractors, nonprofit partnerships, special districts, volunteers and fundraising to recover from deep cuts in its parks maintenance budget.
Of course your planning commission or zoning board meeting needs an agenda and minutes. What else must you do – or not do – to serve applicants fairly and protect your community?
Through the Michigan Municipal League, Carlisle/Wortman professionals offer training on a full range of planning, zoning and community development subjects.
Look past the forests to the trees, the ones found in urban areas. Individual trees and small woodlots harbor migratory birds and eat up C02.