The future belongs to those who plan for it.

Great, livable communities don’t just happen—they’re created. 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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Upper Arlington’s River Ridge/Kingsdale West Study Focuses on Preserving Neighborhood Character

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Planning NEXT is currently helping the City of Upper Arlington (UA) with the River Ridge/Kingsdale West Study. The study area includes the River Ridge neighborhood, an intact post-WW2 (1950s) community…

CONNECT Clark County Comprehensive Plan has been unveiled!

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After a year and a half-long planning effort, the draft CONNECT Clark County Comprehensive Plan was presented to the community this week. CONNECT Clark County was launched in the fall…

Montgomery looks to its future

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Planning NEXT has been selected to lead another major planning effort in the State of Alabama.  Next year our team will begin working with the City of Montgomery on a…

Another award from APA-Alabama!

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Map for Mobile: Framework for Growth, the first Comprehensive Plan for Mobile, Alabama in over twenty years, has been honored with an award from the Alabama Chapter of the American Planning Association. With leadership from…

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