Glen Ellyn Design Workshop

In early 2019, MUSE Community + Design and Civiltech Engineering held a Design Workshop for the Village of…

Equity and Inclusion: A Renewed Commitment

As an individual and as owner of my firm, I have a renewed commitment to equity and inclusion….

Muse is Hiring!

  Muse Community + Design is hiring a Community Planner to support the overall implementation of the Chicago…

Is Your Zoning Ordinance Gluten-Free?

Health, as a trend, is a growing business. While communities may not need be concerned whether their plans…

What Planners Can Learn From Improv

In her 2011 book, Bossypants, Tina Fey devotes several pages to the Rules of Improvisation. As I read…

Eight “need to know” terms to brush up on your plannerese

  Share economy What it is: A new form of trade, enabled by innovations in technology and data,…

You know you’re a planner if…

Legos are not toys and you aren’t messing around with your Lego cities. There will be plenty of…

Ten Things: Neighborhoods

A Shady Neighborhood?!   This is the second article in a series of “ten things you can do…

Activating Open Space

Successful, active open spaces don’t usually happen by accident.  I was reminded of this recently when I was…

2015 NPC Engagement Tool Roundup

At the most recent National Planning Conference in Seattle, it seemed that the number of booths in the…