By Chris Nordstrom, PLA, ASLA A 1996 study by the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) developed a set of standards communities could use to evaluate the effectiveness of their recreation systems. While these guidelines continue to be widely cited as a standard for park planning, the NRPA itself recognized the danger of using a […]
Use the stats and tools in this article to make your case for more sensible (lower) parking requirements in your community.
Carlisle/Wortman’s top 10 2017 blog posts: Signs, RTFA, fracking, economic development, invasive species, civic engagement and pocket parks.
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.
In a presentation to the Central Ohio APA, Carlisle/Wortman’s John Enos focused on tools that can make a downtown into a destination.
Where there’s a will there’s a way, for Center Line, an inner ring suburb with a vision for its downtown.
Don’t let a crisis be the wake-up call telling you that your infrastructure map is incomplete.
Carlisle/Wortman’s Charlotte Wilson brings us photos of an innovative low-impact drain and a pocket park stolen from on-street parking.
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.