Planning News Archive

September, 2015

  • Nonconformities in zoning is the source of much confusion

    September 24, 2015 | Kurt H. Schindler | Zoning cannot be retroactive, and has to grandfather existing land uses. Those are called nonconformities which take on many characteristics and are different than zoning violations.

  • Placemaking is a rural responsibility too

    September 16, 2015 | Kurt H. Schindler | Placemaking is not just for urban and built environments. It has an important rural component also. Here is one quick and easy way for rural governments to do their part with placemaking.

  • What paramedics want you to know

    September 9, 2015 | Pam Daniels | Veteran paramedic answers questions about the service he provides to the public.