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Tools for An Effective Planning Commissioner

Training Video

Produced by the PA Chapter of APA in association with Penn State Cooperative Extention

This video provides planning commissioners with an overview of what planning commissions do and where they fit in their city, borough, township or county government. The basic tools of comprehensive planning, subdivision and land development regulation, and zoning are described so commissioners can learn how they can effectively contribute to the quality of life in their municipalities.

Supporting Documents for this video:

  1. An Inventory of Planning PA
  2. Municipal Planning Commissions
  3. County Planning Agencies
  4. Comprehensive Plans
  5. Zoning
  6. Subdivision and Land Development Ordinances
  7. Training of Local Officials and Planners
  8. Barriers to Effective Planning PA
  9. Collaboration and Communication
  10. How Effective is Land Use Planning in PA?

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