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    Cyburbian boiker's avatar
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    Award winning comp plans

    Can anyone direct me to award winning or innovate comp plans or the communities that have them? We're in update mode again and looking for some inspiration.
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    Hear that......

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    Cyburbian nerudite's avatar
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    The easiest way to get them is to go to the various awards webpages on the state APA chapter websites. City of Brea in Cali got California's Comp Plan award last year.

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    Abilene, TX got an award last year for theirs. It was a GREAT example for getting the community involved and aware of what was going on. I don't know all that much about its content, but their community involvement process might be useful.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    Cyburbian Planit's avatar
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    Stanly County, NC plan won North Carolina APA award
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    Here's one that deserves a Darwin award
    http://savemattoon.home.mchsi.com/Mi...otDistrict.htm

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    The planning process laid out in The Planning for Results Guidebook by Nellis and Van GIlder (available via the National Ass'n of Counties) is based on the processes used to write three different plans that won the annual award for excellence from Western Planning Resources, which is the ass'n of state planning associations in the west.

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    Cyburbian plankton's avatar
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    I heard that Cincinnati produced a pretty good one...........in 1926 (or was it '28?).
    Too bad there's no longer a Planning Department there to give you a comment on it.

    Seriously, though. I would think of comparable cities/counties to yours and search the respective city/county websites for their comp. plans. It seems like most places these days have pretty good plans - actually putting them to good use......now, that's another story......

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    The City of Port Moody (BC) garnered much acclaim for its plans under the watchful eye of its chief planner, Jim McEntyre (who has recently been head-hunted by the City of Coquitlam, also in BC).

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