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    Cyburbian Hawkeye66's avatar
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    What are some good intro to land use and planning web sites?

    Anyone know?

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    uh, here?

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    I'm hoping to get something going with PlanningWiki. The MediaWiki integration software still has some bugs; I'm waiting for the software author to fix it before it goes live.

    Lots of state planning and cooperative extension agencies publish "Planning 101"-style guides for planning commissioners online.

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    A planning wiki is a grand idea - there's too little available sometimes, until a particular project is over and THEN you find just what is available.
    Also this would provide further opportunity to make different concepts and ideas form across the globe more widely known, be they good, bad or indifferent: or even strange!

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    I meant no offense to this site.

    I did not come into public admin through traditional channels. I was in finance, and had an MBA. I was finance director before going more into general management and had little to no experience with these issues outside of observing them at meetings.

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    Quote Originally posted by Hawkeye66 View post
    I meant no offense to this site.

    I did not come into public admin through traditional channels. I was in finance, and had an MBA. I was finance director before going more into general management and had little to no experience with these issues outside of observing them at meetings.
    I don't think you offended anyone. I think you asked such a generic, brief question that people don't really know what you are looking for. I thought at least some people were trying to "state the obvious" without sounding like smart@sses themselves.

    Maybe you could be a little more specific about what type of introductory information you are seeking?

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    The real nuts and bolts:

    Definition and uses of zoning classes, etc. basics of planning.

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    I'm also waiting for the wiki; 'tis why I signed up. Great idea.

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    Quote Originally posted by Hawkeye66 View post
    The real nuts and bolts:

    Definition and uses of zoning classes, etc. basics of planning.
    The Job of the Practicing Planner by Solnit
    http://www.planning.org/APAStore/Sea...lt.aspx?p=1823

    The Practice of Local Government Planning by ICMA Dalton Hotch So
    http://www.planning.org/APAStore/Sea...lt.aspx?p=3047
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    Depending on where you live, your State APA Chapter can be a great resource. Michigan Association of Planning as an example offers classes, handouts, books, and seminars on everything regarding planning. The annual conference is not bad either.
    "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. Time makes more converts than reason." - Thomas Paine Common Sense.

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