Contact Paul at THW&I to discuss an upcoming project.

Town Planning

Paul brings a dynamic background to your project; including writing, editing and usability features for complex planning documents.

1842 Plan of the City of Cincinnati

You may have crossed paths with Paul at a planning conference, and attended one of his workshops. His concentration with government documentation involves bringing a critical document usability focus to town planning — in an effort to make complex policy content easier to digest for its audience — and as a result ease the burden on planning and government staff.
Paul provides over 20 years of professional technical communications and writing experience, including more than a decade in town and tribal planning as a department and project manager. Effective usability in town planning and government documents can be an overlooked component when staff attention is occupied with content, tight deadlines and the many moving parts of project coordination. Paul helps you maximize the usability of your documents for your client and readership while also wearing a writing and editing hat. His combination of planning, education, writing, technology, and design experience add to the dynamic toolbox he draws from.
A selection of work examples & samples (best viewed in full-screen mode on a computer):

The 1892 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition

  • 2013 Master Plan ~ East Bay Regional Parks District (Oakland, CA) ~ sample index and glossary
  • Comprehensive Plan ~ City of Brier (WA) ~ project management lead | community engagement & workshop facilitation | writing, editing & formatting
  • Comprehensive Plan ~ City of Covington (WA) ~ editing | formatting
  • Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (government policy document) ~ Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ~ sample index
  • Findings, Conclusions, and Decision ~ for Phil Olbrechts & Associates PPLC (sitting as Hearing Examiner for a jurisdiction in SE King County, WA) ~ decision writer
  • Snoqualmie 2032 (comprehensive plan) ~ City of Snoqualmie (WA) ~ sample index
  • Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) ~ Montana State Parks ~ sample index
  • Several planning reports and permitting processes ~ City of Sumner (WA)
See Paul’s resume on the ‘About’ page of this site….in addition, more work samples from Paul’s career accomplishments as a public sector planner from 1994-2006 are available upon request.

 

“Through many projects we worked on together, Paul applied his strong writing skills to become the de facto editor in the department. He was instrumental in advancing environmental planning at the Town.”
– Cindy Reilly, Urban Planning Professional
“I have successfully applied several of his management techniques.”
– Jorge Garcia, P.E.