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Tiny Houses are Still on Our Minds

June 19, 2020
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As Clarion Associates works with our community partners to plan and zone for innovative new types of housing, Tiny Houses are always a topic of discussion. In fact, they seem to be getting more attention as unemployment figures rise and an economic downturn seems more likely.  Discussions about Tiny Houses tend to be confused, however, because different speakers mean

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Creating a More Sustainable Development Code

May 27, 2020
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“Think globally, act locally” is one of the core tenets of the environmental movement – encouraging people to make small changes within their control to collectively address large-scale environmental issues. The concept, which has become a popular bumper sticker slogan and rallying cry for climate action, was first introduced in 1915 by Scottish town planner

Virtual Public Meetings

May 7, 2020

As the national response to COVID-19 continues to focus on the need for social distancing, Clarion has been exploring options for conducting virtual public meetings and hearings in order to keep the business of governing moving forward. The bottom line is that local governments’ ability to conduct business with virtual or electronic is mostly a

Innovating for Student Housing

March 5, 2020
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Many communities grapple with the challenges of student housing. The planning process can help shape the conversation on responsible solutions to student housing, while regulations can tailor these solutions to the unique needs of each community. This short video explores some of the innovative approaches that Clarion has used while working with our client communities,