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.

Competitiveness and Viability Study / Dublin, Ohio

Competitiveness and Viability Study / Dublin, Ohio

Community Plan / Cary, North Carolina

Community Plan / Cary, North Carolina

Vision and Action Plan / City of Madison and Jefferson County, Indiana

Vision and Action Plan / City of Madison and Jefferson County, Indiana

Character Framework / Grandview Heights, Ohio

Character Framework / Grandview Heights, Ohio

One City, One Vision / Anniston, Alabama

One City, One Vision / Anniston, Alabama

Land Use Framework / Grove City, Ohio

Land Use Framework / Grove City, Ohio

East Franklinton Creative Community Neighborhood Plan, Columbus, Ohio

East Franklinton Creative Community Neighborhood Plan, Columbus, Ohio

Vision Plan / Valparaiso, Indiana

Vision Plan / Valparaiso, Indiana

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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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Workshops focus on key questions for Independence and Seven Hills

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How do we make Independence an even better place? How do we leverage our non-residential land to improve the city’s income? How can we ensure the continued delivery of services…

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Fowl River Watershed Management Plan off to a promising start

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The Fowl River watershed in Mobile County, Alabama, which empties into Mobile Bay, is special resource that serves many important functions for its surrounding communities. It is livelihood for some,…

Citizens convene to share ideas about the future of Anniston

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Over 40 people turned out for a “Shaping the City” workshop on October 8 to share their thoughts about how to make Anniston, Alabama a more attractive place in which to…

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Presenting at APA Regional Conference

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At the 2014 American Planning Association (APA) Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana conference in early October, planning NEXT’s Michael Curtis, Sarah Bongiorno, and Kyle May each presented on timely and pressing planning issues facing…

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