“Flexible and reasonable” Code Enforcement Services building official gets home construction back on track.
A powerful anecdote puts a face on the dilemma of aging in a community designed around cars.
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.
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 […]
AARP has created a tool kit that states can use to establish building standards that guarantee accessible, inclusive construction and rehabilitation of single-family homes. “Nowhere has the disconnect between market norms, changing demographics and social expectations been more glaring than in the design and construction of private residential housing,” the organization said. “Advocacy on behalf […]
A new EPA publications offers guidelines for planning, funding and building green infrastructure in public parks.
More than 83% of Americans 18 years or older feel it is important for local governments to prioritize environmental initiatives.
Is your community at risk of flooding? A drop of prevention is worth a deluge of cure.