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. 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.

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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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Gahanna Residents Plan to Go Forward

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  The City of Gahanna, Ohio is reaching out to residents to voice their ideas and priorities for moving the community forward. Planning NEXT is in the process of facilitating…

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Two Indiana Clients selected as Semi-finalists in the America’s Best Communities Competition!

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Congratulations to our client Valparaiso, Indiana in their recent selection as one of 15 communities nationwide to move forward in the America’s Best Communities Competition. Planning NEXT assisted with the…

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Jamie Greene to Speak at APA National Conference

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Jamie Greene, AIA, AICP will be speaking in two sessions at the American Planning Association’s National Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on April 2-5, 2016. The first session, Unintimidated: Small Towns, Big Results, will also…

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Greenville, North Carolina workshop asks critical questions for the future

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Where will the next 40,000 Greenville citizens live, work, and play?  That is one of the critical questions participants answered during the How Will We Grow? workshop on November 4th and…

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