The future belongs to those who plan for it.

Great, livable communities don’t just happen—they’re created. We bring people together with a shared sense of purpose and place to create enduring and prosperous communities.


Creating your tomorrow starts with listening today.

For us, getting people to the proverbial table isn’t nicety or mere formality. It’s about truly starting a productive, community-wide conversation. It’s about listening—and hearing. It’s about receiving input and ideas that lead to action about what to keep and what to change. It’s how we help move communities forward.


Ideas without a plan are only a wish.

Prosperous places are best shaped by the character of the community and the people who live there. We help communities understand and embrace their physical character and develop character-enhancing plans that don’t just sit on a shelf. We move communities toward what’s NEXT.

Moving communities toward what’s NEXT.

Here are the stories of communities from Athens to Columbus to Valparaiso in which ideas become vision, vision becomes a plan, and the plan becomes what’s NEXT.

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Flint & Genesee County, Michigan Are Moving Forward Together

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Planning NEXT is excited to announce the launch of Forward Together, an ambitious process to establish a shared vision for Flint and Genesee County’s future. This process kicked-off on February…

Determining What’s Next for Davidson, NC

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Davidson, NC has a long, successful history of planning that created the vibrant community people enjoy today. What’s Next is a process to build upon previous successes and update the…

Vision is Unveiled for Former Hospital Site in Dayton

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On January 8th, a vision for the site of the former Good Samaritan Hospital and surrounding neighborhoods in Northwest Dayton was unveiled. Nearly 200 community members turned out for an…

Hundreds Attend Tuscaloosa, Alabama’s Forum on the Future

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On November 27, over 300 people packed Tuscaloosa’s River Market for Forum on the Future. This was the first public opportunity to learn about the City’s comprehensive planning process, Framework,…

Whether maintaining momentum, steering the future or completely altering a trajectory, we cultivate a shared vision and develop a well-founded action plan.

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The future holds the greatest thing: possibility.

Our work represents what we believe. At the core of every enduring community is a planned future mindful of people, place and character.


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