Category: Planning

Storytelling Campaigns Spur Brownfield Redevelopment

By Matt Ashby, AICP It’s part of human nature to love a good story. Stories bring us together, spark ideas, and activate people’s imaginations, all of which are needed to transform an unloved and unlovely brownfield into a vibrant new community centerpiece. Brownfields often sit vacant because they are daunting and complex, easier to be… Read More »

Public Involvement From a (Social) Distance

By Matt Ashby, AICP A robust and personalized public involvement program is key to gathering information and building buy-in for upcoming projects. But how do you do that when the public is under stay-at-home restrictions? Digital communication tools help communities and agencies gather crucial feedback and keep projects moving forward. They also help us to… Read More »

Public/Private Partnerships Add Spark to Communities’ Development Success

By Mike Scholl As communities look to attract private development partners, it is critical to understand what you need to do for a successful public/private partnership. Vision, timing, and flexibility should be at the forefront of every discussion. Development projects are challenging, and as a public partner, understanding what you need to bring to the… Read More »