A History of Planning and Racism

I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of systemic racism lately – about how I can help and how systemic racism has and still does play a part in the work I do. Systemic racism doesn’t solely exist in our police departments. Systemic racism refers to the many systems in place that oppress people… Continue reading A History of Planning and Racism

The Millennial Migration Is an Opportunity for Sustainable Suburban Development

You may have heard that millennials and Gen Xers are fleeing big cities to more affordable suburban markets. 2018 marks the fourth year in a row that cities with at least half a million people saw a drop in residents age 25 to 39 from the previous year. Census data shows that most of those… Continue reading The Millennial Migration Is an Opportunity for Sustainable Suburban Development

How Transfer-of-Development Rights Will Help Your City Grow Smarter

Cities have experienced rebirth and with it changes to the urban landscape, both good and bad. Urban neighborhoods are receiving new development and employers are relocating from suburbs to city centers. This urban growth increases the tax base, funds new services, reinvigorates local economies, and attracts new investors, residents and employers. The flip side of… Continue reading How Transfer-of-Development Rights Will Help Your City Grow Smarter