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Planning Matters is the Newsletter of the Delaware County Planning Department where we discuss items of planning interest in the County.

Cleaner Car, truck, and bus technologies for cleaner air

DEP is funding cleaner diesel electric, and hydrogen fuel cell projects. Read More…

New Delaware County Public Transit Map and Guide Now Available

Delaware County Public Transit Map and Guide helps residents better utilize public transit and is available at no cost. Read More…

Energizing Your Downtown

On Thursday, October 18th, 2018, the Delaware County Planning Department (DCPD) hosted Energizing Your Downtown: a discussion on creating and maintaining a vibrant community. Read More…

Sound Planning Helps Achieve Results

Delaware County Council joined Upper Darby Mayor Tom Micozzie for the ribbon cutting and official opening of the Darby Creek Trail. Read More...

Darby Creek Trail Ribbon Cutting

Delaware County Council joined Upper Darby Mayor Tom Micozzie for the ribbon cutting and official opening of the Darby Creek Trail. Read More...

Aging In Place

The 16th issue in the Planner’s Portfolio series explores the concept of Aging in Place, or helping people remain in their communities as they age. Read More...

Steps toward Walkability

Steps toward Walkability utilizes sidewalk maps to analyze and recommend improvements to pedestrian access, supporting the implementation of Complete Streets. Read More...

Central Places Model Zoning Ordinance

The new model zoning provides a guide for municipalities of contemporary best practices for local downtown and main street district zoning. Read More...

Planner's Portfolio: Healthy Communities

The Healthy Communities Planner’s Portfolio looks at several planning topics through a health lens. Healthy communities are places where the healthy choice is the easy choice for everyone who lives, works, or visits. Read More...

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Delaware County Planner Receives Planning Award

Planner's Portfolio: Food Systems

Planner's Portfolio: Medical Marijuana

Planner's Portfolio: Tactical Placemaking

Planner's Portfolio: National Trends

Planner's Portfolio: Riparian Buffers

Planner's Portfolio: Community Trails

Planning for Medical Marijuana

Planner's Portfolio: Downtown Revitalization Case Studies

Planner's Portfolio: Traffic Calming

Delaware County Planners Attend Statewide Planning Conference

County Sponsors Course in Zoning

Planning Commission Presents the William H. Bates Awards

Planner's Portfolio: Green Stormwater Infrastructure

West Chester Pike Coalition Kick Off Meeting

Planner's Portfolio: Renewable Energy

Planner's Portfolio: Complete Streets

County Sponsors Course in Community Planning

High Cost of Free Parking

Delaware County Heritage Commission Historic Preservation Awards

Planner's Portfolio: Placemaking

Planner's Portfolio: Character Areas

County Planners Attend DCTMA Conference

Construction Underway on the Chester Creek Trail

Great Places in Pennsylvania Nominations Open


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