Following up on last month’s guest column by Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim tells us what planners can do to anticipate and mitigate changes in the retail sector.
Carlisle/Wortman’s top 10 2017 blog posts: Signs, RTFA, fracking, economic development, invasive species, civic engagement and pocket parks.
Local communities, not Lansing, should control zoning for short-term rentals.
Dick Carlisle takes on two bills that would treat short term rentals as a permitted use in any zone and preempt communities’ ability to regulate them.
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.