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An Evaluation of Calgary’s Municipal Development Plan

An essay for ENVS427 Making Plans. It critiques Calgary, Alberta’s Municipal Development Plan according to 10 criteria. The essay received an 80, a high distinction. Written in March 2017. 1. Introduction In September 2009, Calgary—a city in the Canadian province of Alberta, adopted a Municipal Development Plan (MDP) to establish 30—60-year development goals and comply … Continue reading

An Introduction to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Planning System

An essay for ENVS459 Implementing and Managing Change.  It discusses the main features of the planning system in Massachusetts. The essay received an 86, a high distinction. Written in June 2017. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ planning system reflects a balance between a legacy of local control and more recent state efforts to guide development in … Continue reading

The Effect of Transit-Oriented Development in Arlington, Virginia on Transport Choices

A term paper for ENVS411 Spatial Planning Challenges. It discusses Arlington County’s strategy for concentrating dense development along the Rosslyn to Ballston Metro corridor, and the effect on transport choices by residents. This report received a 72, distinction. Written in December 2016. Continue reading