The Greenway is a model for developing in a manner that embodies a balance between people and nature. Our urban areas so close to open space and wilderness help our economy and contribute immensely to quality of life. These resources can educate and help guide thoughtful growth.

Growth Management Act

Land Use & Planning blogs

Other Growth Planning Resources


Washington’s Regional Planners’ Forums

The Washington State Department of Commerce, the Planning Association of Washington and the Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association collaboratively offer the opportunity to talk informally about local issues, to share ideas, and to receive updates from agencies on land use issues. The Northwest Washington Planners’ Forum is held quarterly.


Cyburbia connects planners, students, academics, urbanists, and others who are interested in the built environment through online forums. Topics include Design, Transportation Planning, Land Use and Zoning, Information Technology, Economic & Community Development, Environmental Planning, and Rural & Small Town Planning.