A powerful anecdote puts a face on the dilemma of aging in a community designed around cars.
An entry from Carlisle/Wortman Associates’ glossary of planning terms, provided free to all clients.
Here’s a seminal case study on urban agriculture by Michigan food policy expert Megan Masson-Minock.
A concise overview of Michigan’s Right to Farm Act, by Wayne Whitman, environmental manager for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The tool kit for fighting Phragmites includes state laws, building codes, zoning ordinances, noxious weed ordinances and stormwater management rules.
Augusta Township in southeast Michigan has established zoning standards for solar energy installations.
LED sign regulations should control brightness and the frequency or interval of message change (dwell time) and establish controls on animation, scrolling, blinking, or flashing.
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.
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.