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.

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

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Envision Montgomery 2040 Hosts its Premier Public Event—the Community Summit

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On October 25th, the Envision Montgomery 2040 process hosted its premier public event—the Community Summit—a time for the Montgomery community to come together, envision the future and unite behind a…

Employee Spotlight: Brian Ashworth, PLA ASLA

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From streetscape design to large scale master plans, Brian focuses on the “big picture” in planning and landscape architecture. Brian, a talented artist/woodworker/runner, spends his free time doing “mountain stuff,”…

Vision for the Former Montgomery County Fairgrounds

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On October 2nd, Premier Health and University of Dayton unveiled the name and vision for the former Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Planning NEXT was selected by the two institutions, in Fall…

Overland Park, Kansas Reveals Their Vision for the Future

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On Thursday, Overland Park, Kansas hosted their “Reveal the Vision Open House” for a first look at the community’s draft vision and action plan. Over 200 people attended the open…

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