Innovating for Plan Implementation

November 8, 2019

Historically, planners have looked to a plan’s implementation matrix to evaluate  implementation success over time. However, to be truly effective, a plan must be more than a simple checklist. The most successful plans influence action from the top down and the bottom up. They transform ways in which community decision-making occurs. And they are continually


Denton, TX 2019 APA-TX Best Practice Award – Silver

October 2, 2019
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The City of Denton has been recognized with an APA Texas chapter award for ‘Best Practice’ for the Denton Development Code 2030 project.  The Best Practice Awards projects which demonstrate innovative planning tools and processes which help create communities of lasting value. Congratulations to the Denton community and all involved on this project! See the


Innovating for Missing Middle Housing

September 25, 2019
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As America’s housing affordability crises worsens, “Missing Middle” housing is trending – big time. Over the past three years, Clarion Associates’ planners and code drafters have worked to expand opportunities for Missing Middle housing in communities as diverse as Aurora, Colorado; Bloomington, Indiana; and Henrico County, Virginia.  While several popular graphics show Missing Middle housing as a defined


Contemporary Drivers of Local Development – Book Release

September 10, 2019
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Don Elliott was invited to Corvinus University in Budapest for the launch of ‘Contemporary Drivers of Local Development’, for which he wrote the chapters on land planning, zoning, and environmental controls. The book was based on an EU-funded Master’s Degree course on local sustainable development. Click here for more information on the book, or to