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Travels in (Mostly) Northeastern Indiana

Posted on October 21st, by Katie Bannon in Downtowns, Economic Development, Transportation, Urban Design. No Comments

By Katie Bannon, AICP, APA-IN Communications Committee Chair

Most of us know how valuable traveling can be for improving our practice of urban planning. However, I think we too often think only of traveling to faraway locales and undervalue traveling …


Urban Design Center – A Pioneering Experience

Posted on December 9th, by admin in Brownfields, Downtowns, Economic Development, Urban Design. No Comments

By: Bob Grewe, AICP, Southern Region Representative, APA Indiana Chapter

“The pioneers get the arrows and the settlers get the land.”  This was an old adage that my first boss, Dick Henderson, former Director of IN 15 RPC, shared with …


Placemaking Matters in Creating Resilient Downtowns

Posted on July 8th, by admin in Downtowns. No Comments

By: Michael Burayidi, Ph.D.

There is a shift in thinking in downtown redevelopment. Rather than simply revitalizing downtowns, the new thinking is to make downtowns resilient. Revitalization is a reactive strategy and seeks primarily to fix current downtown problems. Revitalization …


Town of McCordsville Planning for Future Downtown

Posted on July 5th, by Nate Nickel in Downtowns. No Comments

By: Nate Nickel

A recent planning effort …