The Institute for Local Government offers planning commissioner training free of charge, exclusively for city and county commissioners, new or experienced.
By Stephanie Vozza, Fast Company, April 29, 2022. Limit meetings to when you need an active conversation that involves bouncing ideas around, suggests author Donna McGeorge.
By Casey Case, May 2, 2022. Small-scale improvements and amenities can make a big difference in California’s small- and mid-sized downtowns.
The class used guiding principles from the Reimagining the Civic Commons initiative to determine who is using Downtown San José’s Guadalupe River Park, which demographics are underrepresented, how people get to the park, and if and when they feel safe there.
By Henry Pan, May 6, 2022. With state funding possibly on the line, 27 agencies across the Bay Area are ironing out new strategies to coordinate fares, wayfinding, and more.
By Cecily Barclay and Kaela Shiigi, Perkins Coie LLP, May 10, 2022. A property owner petitioned for a writ of mandate to enjoin the City of Manhattan Beach from enforcing its 2015 and 2019 ordinances after the City tried to enforce the ban on his property.
By Holly Pearson, AICP. In preparing an Urban Development Plan for the Greater Banjul Area, my challenge was how to use chaos, informality, and the lawlessness of The Gambia to work in favor of sustainable outcomes instead of against them.
Dhawal Kataria, AICP, interviews a planner who started as a consultant and is now the deputy community development director in a bayside city of 105,000.
Snow Zhu, UC Berkeley, connected with others in planning and learned a lot, including that a future in housing and economic development holds many opportunities.