Closing the Year with Jocularity

Recognizing that much of the past year has been tough for many of us, it’s time to turn to one of the funniest human beings on the planet (at least I think so) for as much comic relief as we can handle. Welcome to Dave Barry’s Christmas Gift Guide.

Wendy, ...
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The Hardest Newsletter We Have Ever Sent

It is with the utmost sadness that we must tell you Debra Duerr, our managing partner, our colleague, and our close friend, passed away in April after a sudden and brief illness.

Debra was an urban planner by education and an environmental planner throughout most of her 40-plus year career. ...
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You Don’t Know and That’s OK

One of the behavioral strategies that we talk about to help angry people become less angry and to rebuild trust is hard and counterintuitive for most experts but truly effective. It’s called dilemma sharing. Bring people in to see the challenges that you’re facing before you try to solve them....
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Although I consider myself quite expert when it comes to bars, sidebars are different. This article is related to the previous piece about why relying solely on Zoom meetings and online encounters don’t make for the most useful relationships.
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