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Planning with Logic Models

Planning with Logic Models

September 27, 2018 by Ben Johnson
Category: Tools for Planners

Logic models can be used as a tool for creating effective plans. This blog post provides an overview of logic models and how local governments can use this tool for creating new initiatives or evaluating existing programs to ensure they align with clear, desired results. 

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Homelessness & Housing Toolkit Provides Best Practices, Real-World Examples for Washington Cities

Homelessness & Housing Toolkit Provides Best Practices, Real-World Examples for Washington Cities

February 21, 2017 by Lynn Nordby
Category: Tools for Planners , Homelessness

MRSC and AWC have partnered to document methods being employed by cities and counties to address the concurrent issues of homelessness and housing affordabilityin the Homelessness & Housing Toolkit for Cities. 

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Seeing is Believing - CIP Interactive Map Applications

Seeing is Believing - CIP Interactive Map Applications

June 27, 2014 by Byron Katsuyama
Category: Tools for Planners

I’m going to take a wild guess and speculate that most local governments do not see long lines of citizens outside of their city halls or county courthouses anxiously waiting to read the latest updates to their capital...

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Blitzkrieg-Style Community Assistance Teams Help Build Consensus and Generate Energy

Blitzkrieg-Style Community Assistance Teams Help Build Consensus and Generate Energy

March 25, 2014 by Sue Enger
Category: Tools for Planners

What’s a community to do when faced with a difficult, multi-faceted issue that has stymied the community, perhaps for years? It may be a question about how to best renew a downtown core area, redevelop a key corridor...

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Google Earth - A City Planner's Best Friend

March 1, 2014 by Bob Bengford
Category: Tools for Planners , Planning Advisor

By Bob Bengford AICP, MAKERS

Rarely a day goes by at the office now where I don't use Google Earth. As a planning and urban design consultant working for several communities throughout the Pacific Northwest at any given time, it's an incredible tool to have at your finger tips. When curiosity beckons or specific research in...

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