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Sarah Bongiorno

Project Updates
December 15, 2014

An “extraordinary process”: City Council approves the ValpoNEXT Vision Plan

Valparaiso City Council has approved the ValpoNEXT Vision Plan! A large number of community members turned out for the hearing and many spoke with glowing praise about the plan and the…
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Civic WorkStaff Activity
November 5, 2014

Planning NEXT shares love of city planning with Central Ohio youth

Planning NEXT's Sarah Bongiorno and Kyle May were invited to the Hubbard Mastery School to spend an afternoon sharing the world of planning with an enthusiastic group of fifth graders. …
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Project Updates
October 8, 2014

The Launch reveals draft Vision Plan for Valparaiso

Valparaiso Indiana aspires to be the most civically engaged city of its size  and is off to a great start as more than 100 people came out for "The Launch"…
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Project Updates
September 11, 2014

Imagine Westerville kicks off public process with three-day planning workshop

The City of Westerville came together at the end of August to imagine their future as one of the first steps in preparing a new plan for the community. Nearly…
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A large group gathers to discuss the future of North Olmsted
Citizens break into groups to discuss strengths and weaknesses of North Olmsted
Different regions were marked as strong or weak
Regions of North Olmsted were mapped out to figure our where growth and change needs to occur
Project Updates
August 5, 2014

Go North Olmsted Starts discussion about the future.

On July 31st the North Olmsted community came together to share their ideas about the future of the city. At the What Do You Think Workshop, Participants individually ranked community…
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Project Updates
July 21, 2014

Imagine Westerville website, publicity effort launch

The Imagine Westerville Citizen Advisory Team has established a Publicity Team, a group of volunteers to help get the word out to the community. Their job is to raise general…
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Sarah and Kyle with Camp Architecture children
Campers work in teams to create the "best city" at Camp Architecture
Kyle May leads the City Planning portion of Camp Architecture
Sarah Bongiorno works with campers to cultivate interest in architecture
Staff Activity
July 14, 2014

Camp Architecture: The next generation of planning professionals

Camp Architecture is a summer camp for central Ohio youth ages 8-18. The camp introduces the youth to the world of architecture and design through hands-on activities, field trips, walking…
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The City of Anniston Adopts Strategic Plan
Project Updates
July 7, 2014

City of Anniston adopts One City One Vision Strategic Plan, launching implementation!

On Monday, June 23rd the City of Anniston, Alabama adopted the community-driven strategic plan and began to shift their focus to implementation. The One City One Vision planning process engaged…
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July 1, 2014

Inclusive Planning and Powerful Collaboration Yield $30 million in Federal Grant

US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan came to Columbus to announce a nearly $30 million federal grant that will help transform the site of a former public-housing…
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