Explainer: The Planning Cycle

September 14, 2023

by Leigh Anne King, Emily Gvino, and Holly White Planning is a cycle that never stops as our communities change and grow. A community’s Comprehensive Plan is commonly updated every ten years to assess current conditions and determine what issues and opportunities the community wants to address in the future. We developed the graphic explainer

New Resource: FHA Group Living Standards Handouts

One of the most effective ways to support equitable housing access is to implement the Fair Housing Act—something many communities struggle with! Don’t let the complexity of federal housing law deter you. Understand the basics of fair housing and how the Act impacts local zoning regulations with this handy three-page handout! FHAA-Group-Living-Decision-Handout-3pgs 

Rethinking Parking Requirements

November 29, 2022
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By Geoff Green, AICP For decades, automobiles have defined how our communities look and function. Most zoning ordinances require every new home, business, or factory to provide enough parking spaces to accommodate everyone who might drive there at the same time. This means many of our places have been designed more to fit cars than