Author Archives: Daniel Fortier

About Daniel Fortier

Daniel Fortier is the Town Planner for the Town of Dennis. He is a certified planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners. He has been the Town Planner since 2001.

Reclaiming “Redneck” Urbanism: What Urban Planners Can Learn From Trailer Parks

Given that “redneck” and “hillbilly” remain the last acceptable stereotypes among polite society, it isn’t surprising that the stereotypical urban home of poor, recently rural whites remains an object of scorn. The mere mention of a trailer park conjures images of criminals in wifebeaters, moldy mattresses thrown awry, and Confederate flags. As with most…

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Just thinking, replace “trailer park” with “Tiny House”….

Big eviction problem deserves a big solution Eviction — an issue bigger than any one family In ‘Evicted,’ a problem society must solve – The Boston Globe

Volunteers come together for vets in Dennis

A contingent of local officials, businesses and assorted volunteers are hustling to open a single-family house in Dennis to homeless veterans. There’s still a lot of work to do, but the optimistic group is hoping to move veterans in to the home by Christmas.Dennis Town Planner Dan Fortier says he learned about Zero 2016, an effort to get homeless veterans off the street by the end of 2016, and started looking for a piece of property that could be dedicated to affordable housing for

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