Carlisle/Wortman Associates’ planners routinely train officials around Michigan, both for the Michigan Municipal League (MML) and for specific communities.
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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.
By Sally Elmiger and Laura Kreps Using green infrastructure or low impact development (LID) solutions for stormwater in developed areas has long been considered too difficult and expensive to implement. However, the EPA has put together a guidebook describing 12 case studies that show local governments, developers, and other stakeholders what is possible and how […]
In a keynote address to the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy, Dick Carlisle of Carlisle/Wortman Associates reinforced the importance bringing conservation to urban communities.
Planners talk about creating a sense of place. Local governments want development that is consistent with the community character. Developers want successful projects and shorter timelines. Our master plans and zoning ordinances call for high quality development, context-sensitive design, compatible building types and land uses and unifying streetscape elements. But what does that look like? […]
(We originally published this article here in May of 2012. It’s as relevant today as it was then.) In recent years, the field of housing has reversed a long-standing assumption that older adults need to move along a housing continuum, from one setting to another, as they require greater assistance. The traditional continuum incorporated a […]
The population is aging, challenging communities to meet the changing needs of people 65 and up. Longtime planning consultant Dick Carlisle discusses the implications and offers some solutions.
The state of Michigan is focusing on strategic placemaking, but there a two other approaches that may suit your community, says Land Policy Institute’s Mark Wyckoff.
Craig Strong has joined Carlisle/Wortman Associates as director of its subsidiary, Code Enforcement Services (CES). He replaces Jack Donaldson, who retired. Strong, a resident of Pittsfield Township, has been a residential and commercial building contractor since 1985. He spent 10 years as the City of Milan building and zoning official. He is registered with the […]