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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Plan Together recognized by the American Planning Association’s South Carolina Chapter

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Congratulations to the City of Columbia and Richland County, South Carolina! Plan Together: Put the Pieces in Place, the joint comprehensive planning process for the City and the County, has been…


Build One Portsmouth comprehensive planning process underway

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The City of Portsmouth, Virginia has officially launched Build One Portsmouth, a two-year process to create a new comprehensive plan for the city. A citizen-volunteer outreach team is gearing up for the…


“Going big” in Loudoun County, Virginia

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Loudoun County, Virginia is not new to change. In the past two decades, the county, located in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, has experienced a 100 percent increase in population and…


Millcreek Township to update its plan for the future as growth intensifies in central Ohio

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Central Ohio is growing and communities are readying for change. This past spring, insight2050 released updated projections for growth of the region’s population, which could reach one million by 2050. Some of this…

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