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    Cyburbian tsc's avatar
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    What's in a name?

    I work for the "Department of Planning" and under that we have five divisions:
    Environmental Division: watershed planning, Soil Conservation, Agriculture, Stormwater
    Land Use & Development Division: local municipal referrals, capital projects, community development, transportation
    Design Division: Trail planning and CDBG construction projects
    Housing Division: Section 8, CDBG housing programs
    Administration Division: grant contracts, department accounting

    How do you refer to department and how is it broken down
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    Area Plan Commission - State Code allowing city and county offices to be combined.
    no divisions
    and
    NO we don't cover and/or have jurisdiction in the three adjacent counties.
    (2 of them are approaching the County Next DoorTM status. )
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    Planning & Economic Development Department. No sub-divisions. Handle planning, economic development, and GIS.
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    “Janitorial Division” (division that cleans up all the messes)
    What’s in a name? – Your reputation….:)

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    Cyburbian SW MI Planner's avatar
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    I work in the Planning/Zoning/Grants Department.

    Except the department is just me, no admin assistant or anything. So, not sure if that constitutes a department per se, but I like to think it does

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    my department is called Planning, Housing, & Community Development. we're unofficially broken up into Planning & Housing. i suppose Community Development then falls under those categories. we also handle GIS and Grants Administration.

    and pretty much anything else that gets thrown our way.
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    I work for ___ County Planning and Development, and we do day to day building, zoning, subdivisions, rezonings, enforcements, and plans for fringe areas around cities.
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    I have had dept, names change and titles change depending on who's relative needs a job
    After all any one can be a planner

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    I've always throught just about every department I have worked for is called Other Duties As Assigned.
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    haha good one SGB

    mine is Planning Department - it's basically everything that no other department wants to take on as well as the usual planning stuff - the Code Division is physically located here but they are a division of the Fire Department

    my position is the Planning Director

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    Cyburbian Planit's avatar
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    In this little county we are the Building and Land Development Department
    There are two divisions: Building Inspections and Planning
    ...and under the Planning wing there is:
    Administration
    Environment
    Transportation and Development
    Zoning Adminsitration
    Code Enforcement

    or it kinda makes us feel like a Jack of all trades and a master of none.
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    Development Services Department includes three divisions:

    Planning Division
    Sections:
    -Zoning
    -Current (project management)
    -Long Range
    -Transportation (includes MPO and TIA review)
    -Historic
    -Environmental

    Engineering Division (capital projects and city standards)

    Traffic Engineering Division (signals, signs, and TRC input)

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    Regional Planning Council, no pretty or complex name....

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    Here, we have the Department of Community Development, in which there is the following:
    Division of Inspection
    Division of Economic Development
    Division of Redevelopment
    Division of Public Works and Implementation
    and I'm in the caboose at the back of the train:
    Division of Planning and Zoning

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    Cyburbian Planit's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post

    and I'm in the caboose at the back of the train:
    Division of Planning and Zoning

    At least your not in the Department of Redundancy Department
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    Development Services Department with four Divisions.

    - Planning and Zoning
    - Parks and Recreation
    - Builders Services
    - Utilities
    - Code Compliance
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    Planning and Community Development Department with two divisions: Planning and Building. Used to include Code Enforcement but that got reorganized over into the Police Dept. which is in another building.

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    River Basin Planning

    Hello all,
    I'm from Turkey a city planner and landscape planner. I'm interesting "Integrated River Basin Planning and Management" in whole planning system. We discuss that how must be planning border or area of regional planning. According to some view it must be naturel border, like water. But in this way it's difficult to collect some data, like sectorel or demographic... Could you help me how is planning system in your countries. For example is there national phsical plan, bioderversity inventory, landscape planning, environmental planning, rural area and urban area.

    Thank you very much for your help.

    Best Regards,
    Gul

    P.S. I'm sorry if it's is I posted in wrong forum area.

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