Throughout Michigan we find 36-square-mile townships, many of which want to preserve their rural character, surrounding villages or cities that want to concentrate development around existing infrastructure. A joint master plan, like the one Carlisle/Wortman Associates completed for Manchester Township and the Village of Manchester a year ago, can help both communities accomplish their goals. […]
Carlisle/Wortman’s top 10 2017 blog posts: Signs, RTFA, fracking, economic development, invasive species, civic engagement and pocket parks.
Designed by Carlisle/Wortman Associates, Woodhaven, Michigan’s free, nine-hole disc golf course offers year-round, family-friendly fun.
What’s a charette? Here’s an entry from Carlisle/Wortman Associates’ glossary, given free to all clients.
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 […]
A new EPA publications offers guidelines for planning, funding and building green infrastructure in public parks.
Michigan’s recreational facilities and tourism products are responding to some of the same demographics targeted by the state’s placemaking initiatives.
Carlisle/Wortman’s Charlotte Wilson brings us photos of an innovative low-impact drain and a pocket park stolen from on-street parking.
As the earth warms, precipitation increases. Parks and vacant urban lots could be tools for detention, retention or outright stormwater management.
Colorado Springs uses contractors, nonprofit partnerships, special districts, volunteers and fundraising to recover from deep cuts in its parks maintenance budget.