Category: Planning

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 »

Demystifying Brownfields for Communities

By Matt Ashby, AICP CUD Brownfield redevelopment is something many communities encounter, but few are ever prepared for. Working with the alphabet soup of acronyms from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can be challenging at best, yet with a little patience, this program can help advance downtown redevelopment. In short, communities may be able to… Read More »