Category: Planning & Shaping Cities

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

We Built This City: Remaking the Greenville, NC Town Common

SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 BY RYAN ADAMS Henry Boyd (Email, LinkedIn, Twitter) with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services shares m the opportunity for Greenville, NC to take a ho-hum riverside park into an anchor for the downtown scene. The City of Greenville, North Carolina plans to revitalize the 19.92 acres of the Town Common area located … Continued

Planning & Shaping Cities: Customer Service

OCTOBER 6, 2017 BY ELGL This is the monthly blog by AJ Fawver, the Planning Director in Amarillo, Texas. She’ll share her perspectives on land use, planning, and community development in this series. Learn more about AJ from her GovLove interview! We hear the words “customer service”, and often think of waiting in line at the bank, calling a hotline … Continued

Planning, Developing, and Implementing a Citizens Academy

APRIL 15, 2015 BY ELGL Welcome to the first post in a series about creating a citizens’ academy by Dallas, OR administrative intern Daniel Adatto.  In this series, he will walk you through how he created Dallas’ first citizens’ academy including the important research and academy elements he implemented. Planning, Developing, and Implementing a Citizens Academy During my … Continued

Top 10 Tips for Planners to Engage the Community

APRIL 20, 2017 BY SARAH HENRICKS In this post, Bang the Table CEO, Matthew Crozier, gives his top 10 tips for planners to use online tools for engaging the community. Planners are among the earliest adopters of online tools to increase community engagement. The wisest planners have already worked out that the bad old days of being held hostage by small vocal … Continued

Podcast: The Color of Law with Richard Rothstein

Richard Rothstein Author and Fellow at the Economic Policy Institute The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Bio Talking housing segregation and public policy. Richard Rothstein is the author of “The Color of Law,” a book about a forgotten history of how the government segregated America. Rothstein discussed his book and … Continued

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