By Lauren Carlson Over the past 10 years I’ve seen so much great innovation in the public engagement processes that planners use to help communities build consensus on their futures. One of my favorite tools, because of the unique process and individualized outcome, is the charrette as created by the National Charrette Institute (NCI), now […]
Carlisle/Wortman’s top 10 2017 blog posts: Signs, RTFA, fracking, economic development, invasive species, civic engagement and pocket parks.
Your residents are aging. Are you ready for that? AARP’s Age-Friendly Network offers tools and guidance.
By Paul Montagno, AICP There are three ways in which the recently-approved Bay City Master Plan reflects Carlisle/Wortman Associates’ commitment to master plans that are easy for people of all knowledge levels to understand and use. 1. The plan is organized around themes Few stakeholders fully understand the concepts and vocabulary of planning, but they […]
Here’s a seminal case study on urban agriculture by Michigan food policy expert Megan Masson-Minock.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
Colorado Springs uses contractors, nonprofit partnerships, special districts, volunteers and fundraising to recover from deep cuts in its parks maintenance budget.
Carlisle/Wortman Associates collected ideas and comments for Bay City’s master plan at a May 25, 2016 open house. People can also comment using an online mapping tool.
In this compelling TED talk, Amanda Burden, the New York City planning director who spearheaded the High Line Park, describes the essential role of public spaces with a human scale.
The American Planning Association has a library of tools and ideas to engage young people in community planning.