Transitional Communities: Planning within a Growth Paradox

Transitional Communities: Planning within a Growth Paradox

Rural decline continues in many places, but some amenity-rich areas transition to tourism-driven economies—often against the desires of legacy residents. Unique challenges make community planning difficult, but essential, in this context. A case study highlights the challenges of a community in transition. by Paul Moberly and Kyle Slaughter

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Sustainability and the Comprehensive Plan

Sustainability and the Comprehensive Plan

This article examines the history of the sustainability concept, as well as examples of ways that other jurisdictions have been intentional in their use of sustainability as part of their comprehensive plans. by Larry G. Mugler, AICP, M.ASCE

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Boom - Bust - Repeat: How an innovative new planning methodology takes aim at breaking this cycle for Western communities

Boom - Bust - Repeat: How an innovative new planning methodology takes aim at breaking this cycle for Western communities

How an innovative new planning methodology takes aim at breaking this cycle for Western communities. by Marc Diemer and Brian Wilkerson

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Lake Tahoe local and regional planning policies lead to the design of a platinum rated restoration project for sustainability

Lake Tahoe local and regional planning policies lead to the design of a platinum rated restoration project for sustainability

The Snow Creek Stream Environment Zone (SEZ) Restoration Project is a good example of sustainable infrastructure planning and design which results in benefits to the environment, economy and community. by Suzanne Wilkins, AICP, ENV SP

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Salt Lake County at the crossroads

Despite being poised to continue growing at unprecedented rates, Salt Lake County is trying to accommodate that growth without sacrificing its small town feel, compromising available resources, or impacting residents’ quality of life. by David J. Gellner, AICP, and Todd A. Draper

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Community gardens - A common sense approach to community resilience

Community gardens - A common sense approach to community resilience

Community gardens on vacant parcels are one way to foster healthful eating, physical activity and community resilience. by Mark Apel, Bisbee, Arizona

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Loved to Death: A story of sustainability planning in Utah’s Wasatch Canyons

Loved to Death: A story of sustainability planning in Utah’s Wasatch Canyons

With high level of public and private uses, Wasatch Canyons bring into focus the intersection of competing interests. Story by David J. Gellner.

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Evolve, Rethink and Reinvent

Evolve, Rethink and Reinvent

Former Gov. Parris Glendening discusses the impact of changing demographics in his keynote address at the 2012 conference. Story by Rachel Girt.

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Lake Tahoe’s blueprint to a sustainable future

Lake Tahoe’s blueprint to a sustainable future

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency in Nevada works to update regional plan.

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