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Dirt to Development

A podcast about the dirt on land use, development and inside politics of Arizona with Jason Morris and Adam Baugh. Dirt to Development is a one-of-a-kind podcast that provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of the biggest developments in Arizona – and the people, politics, developers, brokers, architects and neighbors that make it all happen. You’ll hear insane stories and insights from industry experts, city staff and intriguing community personalities. And yes, there will be laughter.

There is no replacement for proper(ty) due diligence with Stephanie Watney and George Pasquel

There is no replacement for proper(ty) due diligence with Stephanie Watney and George Pasquel

Smart developers know the value of a good due diligence effort, which should only be done by local experts who know where the bodies are buried inside the city’s zoning

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“Mary, Queen of N. Central” with Mary Crozier

“Mary, Queen of N. Central” with Mary Crozier

The North Central Phoenix Homeowners Association is no pushover, and rightfully so. They’ve worked hard to set high standards and encourage good development. But not all cases are easily won

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Even the Death Star needs a Planning Director with Alan Stephenson and Randy Grant

Even the Death Star needs a Planning Director with Alan Stephenson and Randy Grant

The city planning department is more than just an episode of “Parks and Recreation.” (But we sure would love to see Leslie Knope at the Planning Commission.) As the Director

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Amending the General Plan is Not Rewriting the Bible w/ Ben Tate

Amending the General Plan is Not Rewriting the Bible w/ Ben Tate

If the General Plan were viewed as an atlas map, and a zoning map like a street map, then zoning attorneys would be Google Maps. In this episode we provide

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Lessons Learned From the Dais: Volunteer Commissions & Boards With Jimmy Lindblom and Jessica Sarkissian

Lessons Learned From the Dais: Volunteer Commissions & Boards With Jimmy Lindblom and Jessica Sarkissian

Serving on municipal boards and commissions is a thankless job. Nobody pays you, it’s inconvenient and almost every decision makes another person upset. So why do it? We’ve got some

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Zoning & Politics: A kick in the ball(ot box) – with Gibson Mackay

Zoning & Politics: A kick in the ball(ot box) – with Gibson Mackay

Tribal politics is so 2020, yet we’ve been dealing with politics and land use since the Xerox machine. Zoning is at the intersection of politics and land use, and as a

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“Don’t Tell Me I Can’t” with Nate Nathan

“Don’t Tell Me I Can’t” with Nate Nathan

Watching the Fiesta Bowl on TV in January 1974 changed Nate Nathan’s life. Seeing the sunshine and tanned coeds in Arizona while he shivered in Chicago brought him west and

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Won’t you (not) be my neighbor? with Todd Chester

Won’t you (not) be my neighbor? with Todd Chester

How can a project be so successful that it spurs massive area redevelopment and investment and yet creates a huge neighborhood outcry at the same time? In this episode we

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Nuts and Bolts of Zoning with Jim Stockwell

Nuts and Bolts of Zoning with Jim Stockwell

Land use and zoning are at the forefront of Arizona’s growth. How did it become so important and why is it a rallying cry for NIMBYs? Listen in as we

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