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.

Town of Cary, NC

Town of Cary, NC

Community Plan

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mainland and Airport Area Framework Plans

Morgantown, WV Region

Morgantown, WV Region

Regional Vision and Comprehensive Plans

City of Dublin, Ohio

City of Dublin, Ohio

Office District Competitiveness Study

Vision and Action Plan

Vision and Action Plan

City of Madison and Jefferson County, Indiana

Character Framework for Community Investment

Character Framework for Community Investment

City of Grandview Heights, Ohio

One City, One Vision

One City, One Vision

City of Anniston, Alabama

Land Use Framework

Land Use Framework

City of Grove City, Ohio

See our work

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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Focus on the Future workshop in Mobile shatters expectations

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Nearly 500 people came out to last night’s Focus on the Future workshop to share their ideas for the future of Mobile, Alabama.  The workshop marked the public kick-off of…

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Fowl River Forever workshops focus on protecting a precious resource

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Approximately 140 people turned out on February 24 and 26 to participate in workshops for Fowl River Forever, a watershed planning process for the Fowl River Watershed in Mobile County, Alabama….

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Area Plans for Independence and Seven Hills Take Shape

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Following from the successful workshops for Independence and Seven Hills, Ohio that were held in the fall of 2014, the two communities are moving forward with developing area plans for five…

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Muncie Action Plan lays groundwork for early childhood initiative

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The Muncie Action Plan (MAP) in Muncie, Indiana was an unprecedented coming together of community members of all ages and backgrounds. In 2010, the visioning and strategic planning process came to…

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