Category: Planning & Shaping Cities

The Celebration of New

This is the monthly blog series by AJ Fawver, the Planning Director in Lubbock, Texas. She shares her perspectives on land use, planning, and community development in this series. The celebration of new – new year, new beginnings, new technology, new ideas – is part of human nature.  We love to pursue and try the new. … Continued

Creative & Consistent Resources for Boards & Commissions

This is the monthly blog series by AJ Fawver, the Planning Director in Lubbock, Texas. She shares her perspectives on land use, planning, and community development in this series. In our work of planning and shaping cities, we can’t do it alone.  The boards and commissions comprised of citizens who volunteer their time to hear presentations … Continued

Reinvigorate Aging Transportation Corridors

This is the monthly blog series by AJ Fawver, the Planning Director in Lubbock, Texas. She shares her perspectives on land use, planning, and community development in this series. Learn more about AJ from her GovLove interview! We spend a lot of time in our cars.  Far too much, in my opinion, but that’s for a future column. … Continued

Local Government Rule Followers

This is the monthly blog series by AJ Fawver, the Planning Director in Lubbock, Texas. She’ll share her perspectives on land use, planning, and community development in this series. Learn more about AJ from her GovLove interview! One of the things we learn early on in local government circles is that we are rule followers. There are lots … Continued

State of Place: Is Mommy-Friendability the New Walkability?

This post is part of a partnership between ELGL and State of Place, who uses extensive knowledge of urban design and empirical analysis to quantify what people love about places and forecast why it makes sense to make them better. Check back weekly for a post from this partnership. Designing for the most vulnerable in mind…this is … Continued

State of Place: Data or Bust

This post is part of a partnership between ELGL and State of Place, who uses extensive knowledge of urban design and empirical analysis to quantify what people love about places and forecast why it makes sense to make them better. Check back weekly for a post from this partnership. In case you don’t have time right this … Continued

Vibrant, Welcoming Public Spaces

This is the next installment in AJ Fawver’s Planning & Shaping Cities blog series. If you’ve been part of a city or county budget discussion, or tried to undertake a project related to green space, then you’re familiar with the common rhetoric that parks and public spaces aren’t top priorities. After all, it isn’t public … Continued

Planning & Shaping Cities: Flexing Your Planning Muscles

This is a monthly blog by AJ Fawver, the Planning Director in Lubbock, Texas. She’ll share her perspectives on land use, planning, and community development in this series. Learn more about AJ from her GovLove interview! Read the whole series here. Working as a planning professional can be a trying endeavor. The environment is challenging as we balance … Continued

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