Welcome to the Carson Essays
The Wit, Opinion and Irreverent Humor of the Contrarian Planner

A collection of over 100 essays by Richard H. Carson

  A Collection of Published Essays on the Policies and the Politics
  of Land Use Planning, the Environment, Citizen Involvement, the No
  Growth Movement, Development and much, much more!

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Carson Essays
Rich Carson was recently filmed for the Public Broadcasting System documentary "Making Sense of Place." It is a three-part story of land use planning in America featuring  the Phoenix, Cleveland and Portland-Vancouver metropolitan areas. The film company is Northern Light Productions out of Boston, Massachusetts. The Portland-Vancouver program will air in spring 2009.
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