Community Planning and Zoning Professional Webinar Presentations

Utility Scale Wind Energy Development – Module 2 Sitting Issues and Concerns


November 21st, 2013


Wayne Beyea, Extension Specialist within the Michigan State University (MSU) School of Planning, Design and Construction.



Utility Scale Wind Energy Development – Module 1 Business Development


October 17th, 2013


Eric Romich, Ohio State University Extension Field Specialist for Energy Development



Utility Scale Wind Energy Development


September 12th, 2013


Eric Romich, Ohio State University Extension Field Specialist for Energy …

Placemaking: A Tool for Rural and Urban Communities

In late 2011, West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (WCWRPC) applied for and was awarded a Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This was one of only 10 grants awarded throughout the United States. The grant allowed WCWRPC to partner with the Project for Public Spaces (PPS) to conduct placemaking exercises in two local communities. This article provides an overview of placemaking and summarizes the results of a local placemaking exercise.

What is Placemaking?

Sustainable Communities: A Local Systems Approach to Planning

Course Information

This course is intended for all Extension professionals and public officials interested in community development and sustainability topics. The course will provide you with a systems perspective of community sustainability looking through the lens of some of the common topics that communities are facing today– energy, local food, built environments, mobility, natural resources, community capacity, and economic development. 

This Sustainable Communities course was previously a training program created by a task force of the North Central Regional Center