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  • Take a fresh look at land use planning

    The William D. Ruckelshaus Center is leading a legislatively-directed effort to explore how Washington’s framework of land use planning laws can be improved – including the Growth Management Act. AWC supports this effort titled “A Road Map to Washington’s Future” that is gathering input directly from city elected officials and administrators about what works, what could work better, and what tools and funding you need to help your community achieve its vision.

  • GMA comp plan conversation starters

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programThis Growth Management Act "starter package" features a series of 12 videos covering planning and land use roles and responsibilities, budget, economic development, community engagement and more. (CML: Community planning and development; 1 credit)

  • Cityvision March/April 2018

    Page turners: Cities plot development for their unique growth stories

  • Low impact development

    This video series helps local governments with the code review and update process for managing stormwater, explaining what low impact development (LID) is and how these stormwater permit requirements present both new opportunities and challenges for local governments.

  • Guidelines for city streets as part of state highways

    AWC and the Washington State Department of Transportation provide guidelines on the interpretation of RCW 47.24 and the construction, operations and maintenance responsibilities of WSDOT when a city street is part of a state highway.

  • Cityvision September/October 2017

    Green makers: Taking action for a sustainable future

  • New broadband infrastructure is coming. Is your city ready?

    In the next few years, the broadband industry will be investing billions of dollars to meet the growing demand for faster speed internet, in both the wired and wireless space.

  • Short Course on Local Planning

    Certificate of Municipal Leadership programThe Short Course on Planning is the pre-eminent training course on land use for planning commissioners and elected officials in Washington. Access this training through a series of ten short videos. (CML: Community planning and development; 3 credit)

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