Two men in hard hats reviewing buildling plansWhether the goal of a project is to attract the right density of development or preserve the natural environment, planners at the local and regional levels need to work with the area's residents to help shape the future of their communities.



The reason for planning is to prepare for future development whether that be defined by:

  • adjusting for population growth or economic development
  • bolstering or maintaining the county's infrastructure
  • confronting regional issues across municipalities
  • planning on a local basis
  • revising regulations