Planners by profession are inextricably linked to the political process. But how can practicing planners effectively manage the vagaries of that process and the at-times differing agenda of the elected body? This issue Carolina Planning takes a broad look at politics and planning and the role of the planner.
Editors: Trina Gauld, L. Dale McKeel, Sara J. Hendricks, and Julia Vant-Hull
A digital version of this issue is available here.
|THE POLITICS OF PLANNING A GROWTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: THE KEY INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESS
This article examines growth management programs and necessary ingredients for successful implementation.
|LOCAL DISPUTE SETTLEMENT CENTERS: HELPING PLANNERS TO BUILD CONSENSUS
This article discusses how local centers are working with planners to enhance their skills in conflict management and to assist in resolving local land use disputes.
|THE POLITICS OF PLANNING. WHERE IS NORTH CAROLINA HEADING?
Lobbyist Bill Holman argues for an expanded state role in land use planning and regulation. He overviews statewide planning legislation. While statewide planning is on the upsurge, it has been absent from the state’s agenda.
|PLANNERS AS LEADERS
Pugh, Mary Joan Manley
This article explores most cited reasons why there is a lack of leadership among planners, a simple methodology for translating these qualities into action, and a case study in which this methodology was used.
|THE DURHAM COOPERATIVE PLANNING INITIATIVE
This article explores an intergovernmental management endeavor between the City of Durham and Durham County. It describes the atmosphere, events, and dynamics of the initiative and attempts to identify factors of success.
|RECENT CASES OF THE PROGRESSIVE CITY
Clavel defines a progressive city by documenting recent cases. A desire for greater citizen participation and redistribution of wealth underlie the movement. Three cities – Berkeley, Santa Monica, and Chicago – are presented.
|A REAL MASSACHUSETTS MIRACLE: LOCAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING PARTNERSHIPS
The article documents Massachusetts’ experience with local housing partnerships.
|A PARADIGM FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING THROUGH EQUITY SHARING AND THE USE OF ACCRUED-INTEREST MORTGAGE NOTES
Woods, Runyon Colie; Eisen, Dennis
This article describes the goals of the Culbreth Park Community Development Corporation, an affordable housing development sponsor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Financial arrangements are also discussed.
|GROWTH STRATEGIES: THE NEW PLANNING GAME IN GEORGIA
The author notes that North Carolina’s Coastal Area Management Act can serve as a model for Georgia’s Growth Strategies Act.
|PRE-STORM MITIGATION AND POST-STORM RECONSTRUCTION: A PLAN FOR NAGS HEAD