Post-COVID Zoning, APA Zoning Practice

December 9, 2020

The October 2020 issue of Zoning Practice is now available to APA members and features the article titled “Post-COVID Zoning” by Clarion Director, Don Elliott. The article runs through several short-term and long-term zoning adjustments for localities to consider that may help communities alleviate the hardships caused by, or exacerbated by, the COVID-19 pandemic. Find

Davidson, NC Comprehensive Plan 2020 Marvin Collins Planning Award

December 9, 2020
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Great news! The Davidson Comprehensive Plan, What’s Next Davidson, has been recognized by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association with a Marvin Collins Planning Award, Comprehensive Plan/Small Community category. The award recognizes comprehensive plans that advance the science and art of planning. The Town of Davidson hired Clarion in 2018 to aid

Innovating For More Equitable and Inclusive Plans

October 5, 2020
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Earlier this summer, I had the opportunity to spend a week with a group of graduate students and public/private sector professionals from around the country. While the topic that brought us together was historic preservation, participants came from diverse fields and included planners, historians, art conservators, museum curators, academics, community activists, carpenters, preservationists, and a building deconstruction specialist, among others. The background, experience, age, race/ethnicity, and focus of the participants was as varied as

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