Planning & Land Use
Through community plans and regional growth strategies, citizens and their local governments establish a vision for the social, environmental and economic well-being of their communities and regions.
Planning in the local government context deals with land use, social and community services, housing, cultural and heritage resources, environment, economic development, finance, transportation and infrastructure. The planning process involves problem-solving, visioning and working through a variety of technical, policy and legislative questions. Planning involves a wide range of stakeholders to ensure that decisions meet the economic, environmental and social objectives of communities.