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.

We’re now planning NEXT.

Like the communities we help, we have to plan for the future, too.
We’re still a company of curious, civic-minded people dedicated
to listening, hearing and the pursuit what's possible. You knew us as
ACP Visioning + Planning. Now just think of us as planning NEXT.

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. That’s why we seek the inspiration and ideas
of everyday citizens. We listen. We hear. We develop comprehensive
action plans that don’t just sit on a shelf. Instead 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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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 to planning NEXT.

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.

City of North Olmsted, OH

City of North Olmsted, OH

2015 Master Plan

Town of Cary, NC

Town of Cary, NC

Community Plan


Charleston County, SC

Public Involvement Program for Comprehensive Plan

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mainland and Airport Area Framework Plans

Morgantown, WV Region

Morgantown, WV Region

Regional Vision and Comprehensive Plans


Central Ohio Region

Regional Growth Strategy for MORPC

City of Dublin, OH

City of Dublin, OH

Office District Competitiveness Study


Jefferson County, IN

Vision and Strategic Plan

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Translate purpose into plan

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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ADVANCE launches, aims to unlock the potential of East Central Indiana

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On June 9, six counties in East Central Indiana will host a Regional Summit to kick-off of ADVANCE, a vision and action plan for the region. ADVANCE promises to help…

Web-based mapping activity helps Mobile plan its future

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An online mapping tool, created as part of Map for Mobile, Mobile, Alabama’s first comprehensive plan in over 20 years, has allowed those who could not attend a recent workshop to have their say…


Jamie Greene featured in Columbus CEO

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Jamie Greene, Principal of planning NEXT, has been featured in the May 2015 issue of Columbus CEO. The article emphasizes Jamie’s focus on “deep and meaningful engagement” in the communities where…

Americas Best Communities Quarterfinalist-Valpo

Visioning pays off for Valparaiso and Madison, Indiana

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Congratulations to planning NEXT clients, Valparaiso and Madison, Indiana, which have each been selected as quarterfinalists in a nationwide competition to identify “America’s Best Communities.” The contest, sponsored by Frontier Communications and DISH…

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