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    Favorite planning projects

    What was your favorite planning project that you were a part of?

    Links to site are good too!
    There is no such thing as failure, only learning experiences. However, it is our choice to learn the lesson and change or not.

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    :poke: Using Cyburbia to help with your studies?!

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    Originally posted by Wanigas?@Jan 28 2005, 10:11 AM
    :poke: Using Cyburbia to help with your studies?!
    Why not, that's part of the reason it's here...

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    Originally posted by Wanigas?@Jan 28 2005, 03:11 PM
    :poke:? Using Cyburbia to help with your studies?!
    Yes I am, :cheers:

    I am sure that you have workd on some really great projects that you have enjoyed and are proud of... let us know what they are, and why you liked them!

    I figure that most of the people here have done some amazing projects, and would enjoy talking about what they have done.

    I am thinking not so much in the education side... but more so as professional planners. I know that I worked on a neighborhood redevelopment project with my last job, and I really enjoyed every aspect of it. I was able to meet with the residents on a regular basis, find out what they where worried about and the direction that the would like their neighborhood to go. We were able to come up with a 5 year plan, and funding to provide for many of things that they wanted to do such as: enhancing the streetscape with pedestrian scale lights
    street trees
    facade improvement grants
    information for community policing
    increase police patrols in the area
    increase code enforcement in the area
    encourage and aid in the process to get on the national historic registry
    removal of decapitated and condemned buildings for interior block parks and parking
    and creating pride in the neighborhood.
    There is no such thing as failure, only learning experiences. However, it is our choice to learn the lesson and change or not.

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    Mine has to be our young city's first comprehensive plan:

    Linky

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

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    Originally posted by michaelskis@Jan 28 2005, 03:27 PM
    I am sure that you have workd on some really great projects that you have enjoyed and are proud of... let us know what they are, and why you liked them!
    Professionally, I have done a housing market study which was a lot of fun to do. I got to do mucho mucho data analysis using many sources, including Census and realtor data. Also, got to plug some numbers into a GIS and did some neighborhood analysis.

    I guess I really enjoy the analysis part of planning! :whippy:

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    My Dennisport Revitalization project which recently won the Massachusetts Chapter of the APA Outstanding Project Award and one of the Governor's Smart Growth Leadership Awards here in Massachusetts. I was working on uploading the pictures to Cyburbia before the crash. Hopefully after the system gets back to normal I can finish this upload. Until then our Yahoo site will have to do:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Dennisport_V...Village_Center/

    I am now working on a similar effort for West Dennis Village.
    Planning is much like acting, as my old theater professor used to say, "If you sin, sin boldly, only you know if you are ad libbing." I follow this adage almost daily.

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