Tag Archives: Land Use

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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

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,

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

Innovating For Transit-Oriented Development

November 30, 2018
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One key way to reduce auto dependence and vehicle emissions is to increase transit ridership – and one key to doing that is Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). Across the nation, many communities are revising their zoning and development codes to include a mix of form, intensity, and building use controls to encourage TODs at a variety