Papers, Essays & Presentations

“Close to Home: A Handbook for Transportation-Efficient Growth in Small Communities and Rural Areas”
This handbook is available for a free download through the link further below.  It analyzes land use characteristics in small communities and rural areas and estimates the change in daily driving per person after growth scenarios occur based on different development visions. The handbook was funded by the National Cooperative Highway Assistance Program.
It might be useful readers in the WCC region. Please consider posting this summary and the URL on the WCC website.

“Success in Sustainability: The Common Ground Program” Planning Webcast Presentation Hosted by the Western Central Chapter

Common Ground Program Presentation 8.23.13

Detailed results from the 2013 WCC Member Survey can be found here:

WCC 2013 Membership Survey Results

2011 WCC Graduate Student Scholar Jeanette Blize’s three graduate papers are available to view below as PDF documents:

“Train in the Distance: A Citizen’s Guide to Restoring Passenger Rail in Southern Montana.”

Train in the Distance

“Unbridled Development: A Citizen’s Guide to The Proliferation of Exempt Wells in Montana”

Exempt Wells

“The Power of Wind: A Citizen’s Guide to Wind Development in Montana”

Wind Development in MT

An essay published by the Virginia Chapter of APA is listed below as a PDF document.  The essay is titled “Dealing with the New Activists—What Planners Should Know.”

Dealing with the New Activists