National Community Planning Month is Here!
All month long we're celebrating the lasting value that thoughtful and innovative planning has for the City of Phoenix. Get to know the planners in your community; learn about the local planning initiatives underway; and maybe even attend your first planning-related meeting, like a Village Planning Committee meeting.
What is Planning?
Planning shapes cities, towns, and regions and works with communities to help determine how they will grow and adjust to change. Planning creates the vision for the community, identifies current opportunities, analyzes trends engages community members and sets the framework for growth and change.
The City of Phoenix General Plan is the long-range guide for the city, and addresses issues such as energy, housing, neighborhoods, public facilities, natural resources, transportation and land use. See more information on
the Phoenix General Plan.
Who are Planners?
A planner partners with the community to help them continue to be great places to live, work, grow up, and play. They help decide what kinds of buildings should go where, where new parks or public transit might be needed, and what areas in the community are in need of changes to have them thrive.
The City of Phoenix has a number of planners that work with the community to create a vibrant city. Our planners assist with long-range planning, site plan review, historic preservation, transit, and more!
This month on our social media accounts, we will highlight some of our planners who you may have seen around City Hall or at a community meeting.