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Poets of the pavement – local places with Poet Laureates


The list below identifies those cities, towns, villages, townships, shires, and counties which have a designated or appointed poet laureate.  It is meant to include only those with an active poet laureate position or which are searching for someone to … Continue reading

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Blight bred by an outdated zoning map


As urban planners, one of our primary responsibilities is to advise the Planning Commission and the elected body on zoning and land use matters. Among these issues are situations where a zoning designation on a parcel or parcels is out … Continue reading

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Your community is a village when…


Everyone is a member of the Village People. The whole village enjoys going to the Y-M-C-A! Goldilocks thinks a small town is much too big and a hamlet is much too small, but a village is just right. It has … Continue reading

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Your community is a small town when…


This is the seventh in a series of satirical posts. This time, small towns are under the microscope. Your community is a small town when… John Mellencamp sings about it. Clark Kent grew up there. A high-rise is a silo, … Continue reading

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The places in-between


As the world continues to become more urbanized, the places in-between these pulsating urban areas are often overlooked as just blips along the expressway or dots 30,000 feet below us. While some of these places are hanging on with some … Continue reading

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