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Whooping Cranes at Center of Water Dispute

When it comes to water supply, there is always a question of which needs are the highest priority.  In Texas, we all agree (for the most part) that the needs of people pull rank over the needs of the environment – for better or for worse.  This article discusses the role of endangered species in the priorities debate. The Texas Continue Reading...
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Five Things This Planner is Thankful For

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, I’ve compiled a list of five things that I am thankful for as a planner.  It is only right that half of them aren’t “hard, tangible” things since planners are often visionary in nature rather than literal.  That’s my excuse anyhow.  Here goes: 1.  I am thankful for my mentor.  I know, I Continue Reading...
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Are Complete Streets Incomplete?

The Project for Public Spaces has published a rather provocative article on the above topic.  It highlights the impact the “Complete Streets” movement has had on the American planning policy community, and encourages us as planners to consider whether or not the movement has done enough.  The author asserts that there are three rules that we must begin to incorporate into Continue Reading...
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