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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Loving our communities in troubling times

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The rapid spread of COVID-19 across the United States and the world is heartbreaking, as we hear about so many communities experiencing unimaginable challenges. At Planning NEXT we are fortunate…

Transportation planning in Madison County, IN supports future investment

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Over that past seven months, Planning NEXT has been working with the Madison County Council of Governments on the 2045 InMotion Transportation Plan for all of Madison County, Indiana and…

Planning NEXT helps partners in Minnesota plan for the future of the region

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Planning NEXT has been selected to lead a collaborative effort with the Central Mississippi River Regional Planning Partnership to formulate a Regional Land Use Planning and Economic Development Framework. Working…

$30 million over ten years committed, Re-use and Investment Vision revealed in Northwest Dayton

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The City of Dayton and Premier Health have announced a $30 million commitment ($15 million by each entity) over the next ten years to facilitate the redevelopment of the former…

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.


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

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