Red Rocks Trail Building

September 18, 2017

On Saturday, September 16, the Denver office of Clarion spent the day building a trail at Red Rocks with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. We were part of a large group of volunteers maintaining and building new trails near the Trading Post trail. We learned how to use lots of new tools, moved lots of rocks,

Albany, New York, plans for Sheridan Hollow

August 30, 2017

Even thought the Albany Common Council voted to adopted the city’s new Unified Sustainable Development Ordinance USDO) last May, the city is already moving to incorporate a fifth neighborhood in the code’s form-based zoning provisions. Sheridan Hollow is among the oldest areas of Albany, located immediately adjacent to (but down a steep embankment from) both downtown

You Need a New Map for that New Zoning Code

August 9, 2017

Last May, Clarion Director Don Elliott, FAICP, moderated an APA National Conference session on “Unleashing a New Code through Remapping.” Key participants included Raleigh Planning Director Ken Bowers, AICP; Albuquerque Senior Planner Mikaela Renz-Whitmore, AICP; Philadelphia City Planning Commission Deputy Executive Director Eleanor Sharpe, AICP; and Philadelphia Plan Implementation Manager Andrew Meloney, AICP. The point,

Zoning for Tiny Houses Starts with the Fundamentals

July 3, 2017

Clarion Director Don Elliott, FAICP, recently joined Olympia, Washington, Deputy Planning Director Leonard Bauer and New York State Building official Erika Kreiger for a panel discussion on “Tiny Houses: Big Questions” in New York City. Leonard’s presentation focused on the story of Quixote Village – an innovative Tiny House replacement for a homeless tent city,