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Leading the Firm: Advice from Women Business-Ownersby: Brenna DoneganA Q & A with two women planners who started their own businesses. Together they reflect on their personal career paths, the unique perspective women-owned businesses can bring, and their advice to the next generation of women planners.
Hiring a Consultant: RFQs and RFPsPAS QuickNotes 37by: Ann Dillemuth, AICPThis edition of PAS QuickNotes presents an overview of the process of selecting and retaining a planning consultant through the use of a two-step RFQ/RFP process.List price$10.00APA member & PAS subscriber$0.00
Should I Start a Consulting Firm?by: Richard Willson, FAICP"A Guide for the Idealist" blog post: Some essential questions to ask yourself to determine your competitive advantage. There are risks involved in going on your own, but also great rewards.
Working with Planning ConsultantsPAS Report 573by: Eric Kelly July 01, 2013Few planning officials go through the process of hiring a consultant often enough to feel confident in the process. This PAS Report maps out a path from the decision to hire a consultant to the victory lap at its successful completion.List Price$25.00APA member & PAS subscriber$0.00
Advancing the Economic Development Element in Comprehensive PlansPAS Memo — January-February 2017by: Luis NunezThe January/February 2017 issue of PAS Memo highlights some common problems with traditional economic development elements in comprehensive plans and offers guidance on how to improve this element.List Price$10.00APA members & PAS subscribers$0.00
Embracing Opportunities for Late Career Plannersby: Bobbie AlbrechtFor planners retirement may not mean the end to working, but a career and life change. We asked a couple of planners how they are managing the transition.
Better RFPs, PleaseOne consultant suggests how to bring the request-for-proposals process into the 21st centuryWhy hasn't the government RFP process adapted to the changing times? Although consultants who work for government agencies can now find most requests for proposals and requests for qualifications online, they are obliged to follow the same steps they have been using for decades.
How to Start a Planning Consulting Firmby: Devin Lavigne, FAICP, John Houseal, FAICPJohn Houseal and Devin Lavigne of Houseal Lavigne Associates share their journey to starting their own private practice.
Ethics and RFPsby: Shelby Powell, AICP, David Fields, AICPEven before a project is undertaken — when the project is being bid out and proposals received — planners have key ethical responsibilities to consider.
Big-Picture PerspectiveA plan means little if it doesn’t get implemented. That’s why planners need to take a holistic view of the process.Plan implementation does not begin after publication. It begins in the first moments of the planning process, when someone chooses who will wield power to set priorities and make decisions and who will not.