Confronting uncertainty is the very reason planning is so critical

Uncertainty and ambiguity make planning more difficult and more important. A community plan can help mitigate issues and provide a road map with directions depending on circumstances. The future belongs to those who plan for it. We move 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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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.

June 4, 2020

This is on us

This photo was taken one block from the Planning NEXT office and is part of nearly 15 blocks of boarded-up…
Construction equipment for the OSU campus extensionHeadlinesProject Updates
May 19, 2020

Challenging times bring opportunity: why community planning now is critical

Planning has always been the path forward to address, and prepare to act upon various circumstances, challenges, and opportunities that…
Map illustrating the municipalities who are part of the Central Mississippi River Regional Planning PartnershipHeadlinesProject Updates
May 13, 2020

Framework 2030: Keeping the band together

  The recent COVID-19 pandemic has created unforeseen challenges in the effort of maintaining continuity and momentum due to the…

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.


Creating, transforming and revitalizing communities. Ready for planning NEXT?

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