How do you engage community members? Let me count the ways.
Maps help us see our community's future.
Planners often ask ‘What should your community look like in 20 years’?
"Where can one go to eat, play or learn about the history of your town?” is a question that a community might be asked by tourists and other visitors.
Does your organization see expected turnout and participation for events and activities? For many organizations this is a challenge. If so, then it's time to evaluate and refresh your approach to reach your target audience.
Learn about the expectations and impacts of being on a Citizen Planning Commission in your community.
Transportation systems and services in Pennsylvania face the challenges of changing demographics.
Have you given much thought to the trees in your community? Trees are a major component of the urban forest and provide a variety of benefits to our local communities.
Did you know that efforts to build trust in your community can strengthen your local economy? A range of recent social science research strongly identifies trust-building as a viable economic development strategy that holds the potential for substantial economic gains - for the organizations, communities, and regions that invest the time and resources required.
In a past newsblog I talked about a place that I called Community A-venue, and about other transportation corridor designations. Let's take this line of thinking a few steps further.
If you live in one of Pennsylvania’s 2,561 municipalities you can thank a municipal secretary for making sure the government runs smoothly.
Our younger generations are making great career strides but an area of expertise simply isn’t enough. If we pay attention to folks at work, often we see that etiquette which reflects civility, the ability to get along with others, good manners, and making others feel comfortable is lost in the shuffle as our world continues to change at a fast pace.
Let’s say you want to open a business, say a coffee shop where you hope to attract young professionals as customers. There’s retail space in the downtown that appears to have a lot of that age group. Is this a good location for your business?
Libraries provide a wealth of information and resources to local communities.
Are your community streets places, or simply transportation corridors? Are they spaces to love? Spaces for entertainment and enrichment? Spaces for commerce?
Just understanding how the state talks about local government is a challenge.
Do you live in a community where people spend time walking, playing recreational games, biking or jogging? Are you one of those people? Is your community supporting you to get outside and be active?
Ethics are the rules or values influencing the conduct by which we live our lives and make decisions. There are 10 Work Ethic Traits Employers consider important.
Land use planning should place a greater emphasis on improving public health by preventing mosquito concerns and potential disease risks.