Planning and Urban Design
We seek out complex planning challenges and utilize our collaborative and analytical strengths to balance and prioritize competing objectives within the disciplines of urban design, land use, infrastructure, sustainability, and transportation. Our plans are realistic, bold, and stand the test of time.
Realistic, Bold, Resilient
We provide master planning and urban design services to public and private sector clients. Our team of city planners, policy planners, and urban designers work collaboratively with experts across all of our disciplines. Our projects range in size from neighborhood visioning efforts to downtown redevelopment plans. At every scale, we emphasize the importance of rigorous analysis in successful problem solving, and demonstrate that accurately defining the problem is the crucial foundation to solving it.
C-17 Transition Master Plan
Closure of Boeing’s C-17 Production Plant in the City of Long Beach required the City to create a program to recover from the loss in jobs, reduction in earnings, and the displacement of hundreds of workers. We helped the City with master planning and preliminary environmental review for the master plan, a multiagency effort involving economic development planning, land use and infrastructure planning, and assistance to impacted defense firms and workers.
We initiated the land use and infrastructure planning process, including assessing existing conditions of the site and surrounding uses, as well as public facilities and infrastructure serving the site, detailed topographic survey, compatibility analysis with the Long Beach Airport, land use plan, regulatory document amendments, and a preliminary environmental review pursuant to CEQA/NEPA.