Blog

wind turbines on a snowy hillside

Creating a More Sustainable Development Code

May 27, 2020
Tagged: , , , ,

“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
Tagged: , , , ,

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,

Keeping it Simple

January 21, 2020

by David Henning, AICP, Esq When Clarion Associates works with our partner communities to update their zoning ordinances and comprehensive plans, one value that is nearly universal is a desire for simplicity. And it should be! Communities come face to face with the complexity of these documents all the time. Members of the public may