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 American Planning Association - Smart Cities Task Force

Kathleen McMahon from Applied Communications is co-chair of the American Planning Association Task Force.   The Task Force was convened in 2013 and presented its findings in 2014.

As part of the continuing efforts of the Task Force, Ms. McMahon will be facilitating a panel on "Smart Cities, Geodesign and Big Data" at the American Planning Association National Conference on April 2, 2016.  

City of Missoula Adopts Growth Policy

The Missoula City Council adopted the new City Growth Policy  at the November 23, 2015 City Council Meeting. The 'Our Missoula' City Growth Policy is the fundamental policy document that guides growth and development in Missoula.  Applied Communications was contracted by the City of Missoula to manage the public involvement process.   As a result of the extensive public engagement, the document represents the vision of the community and provides continuity from the early education and engagement phases of the public involvement process to the development policy directives. 

The vision for Missoula in 2035, with supporting land use concepts, goals, objectives, and actions is one of managed growth while meeting the needs of the community's residents. Conservation of the qualities and characteristics that Missoulians value are fundamental to reaching a shared vision of a sustainable, livable community with a diversified economy, improved infrastructure and environmental quality, and affordable housing options for all.

The Growth Policy and Maps may be downloaded at:

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