What Are The Big, Long-Term Trends in Zoning?

April 19, 2017

Our work as community planners and plan implementers often requires a focus on details that draws us so deep in the trenches that we can lose focus on the larger forces shaping our nation and the world. To counter this trend, the 2017 Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute sponsored a lunchtime plenary session on “The


Carrboro Open Streets

April 12, 2017

Every day we at Clarion act as experts for the communities we serve – answering questions, formulating plans or policy, or analyzing community data. It is also incredibly important to us to take the time to actively participate in our own community. On Sunday, April 9, the Chapel Hill office gave back by volunteering at

Planning for Hazards guide in Western Planner magazine

April 12, 2017

Working for the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), Clarion Associates recently led a team of experts to prepare the Planning for Hazards: Land Use Solutions for Colorado, a guide for communities looking to assess their local risk to hazards and implement various land use planning tools to mitigate such risk. Led by Clarion’s Matt

Albany’s New Hybrid Code Gets Attention

March 27, 2017

As Clarion Associates authors documented in our 2012 report on The Rules That Shape Urban Form (APA PAS #570), the use of form-based zoning controls is growing – but in myriad different ways, and almost always through integration into “hybrid” zoning ordinance that retain very significant land use controls.  Hybrid form-and-use based zoning has become