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.

Here are the stories of communities from Athens to Columbus to Valparaiso in which ideas become vision, vision becomes a plan, and the plan becomes what’s NEXT.

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Worthington adopts a Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

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On Monday, June 17th, Worthington City Council motioned to adopt the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The plan guides the development of bicycle and pedestrian routes, linking activity centers and…

Planning NEXT Teaches the NEXT Generation

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This week Planning NEXT interns, Abby Anacki and Emily Long, helped out at Camp Architecture. Camp Architecture is a four-week program created by The Center for Architecture and Design, held…

Planning NEXT Helps Engage Durham, North Carolina

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Last week Planning NEXT kicked off a three-year engagement with Durham, North Carolina to prepare a new comprehensive plan! Working with the Durham City-County Planning Department staff, the Planning NEXT…

Planning NEXT celebrates clients’, national awards!

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It has been a great week for Planning NEXT as two of our projects received awards at the American Planning Association annual conference in San Francisco. The Elkhart County Vibrant…

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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