The future belongs to those who plan for it.

Great, livable communities don’t just happen—they’re created. On purpose, for a purpose. 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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Building Multijurisdictional Consensus at the Central Ohio Planning & Zoning Workshop

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Jamie Greene, AIA, FAICP will speak at a session at the 2016 Central Ohio Planning and Zoning Workshop in Columbus, Ohio on May 20, 2016. The one day workshop, presented…


Speaking at Design Columbus

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Jamie Greene, AIA, FAICP participated in a panel at the 2016 Design Columbus Education Day and Trade Show in Columbus, Ohio April 18, 2016. The one day event, presented by…

Countdown to Columbus Bicentennial 2012 Luncheon held at the Columbus Museum of Art Monday February 14, 2011 to celebrate Columbus’ 199th birthday, as they kickoff and outline plans for the countdown to next year’s bicentennial celebration.. (© James D. DeCamp • • 614-462-8027)

Jamie Greene Awarded Highest National Planning Honor

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Planning NEXT principal Jamie A. Greene was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners at the American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference in Phoenix…

Will Valpo Go Viral?

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Valparaiso, Indiana (Valpo) cannot get enough competitions. You've read about their ascension into the semi-finalist round of the America's Best Communities Competition, here, and the preparation for the Summit on April...

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