Community Planning and Urban Design
Planning for complex, controversial projects doesn’t need to be complicated. We are experts at navigating projects through the intersection of science, regulations, and multiple stakeholder interests.
Communities face many opportunities and complex challenges in establishing their land use plans and goals. Our expert planners assist cities, counties, and developers with a wide range of planning activities that balance community interests and character, environmental resources, regulatory and permitting requirements, economic development goals, and infrastructure needs.
Our planners and urban designers create great places, big and small. Utilizing our collaborative and analytical strength, we solve complex planning challenges while balancing 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.
Ruta Thomas, REPA
Senior Planning Project Manager
“Problem-solving is at the core of our services.
We pride ourselves on identifying potential issues early and coming to the table with solutions that are technically sound and reasonably achievable.
I love collaborating with project proponents and citizens to create spaces that change the way we live and bring people together.”
Gaurav Srivastava, AICP
Senior Urban Design Project Manager
“Good urban design is timeless.
My work with cities is driven by twin passions:
to reduce the footprint of human habitation via compact redevelopment of city centers, and
to always reinforce the importance of the pedestrian experience as the defining experience of cities.
We make decisions daily that leave lasting imprints on the cityscape.”
What We Do
Our multidisciplinary in-house specialties allow us to provide efficiencies that maintain project momentum.
- CEQA/NEPA Documentation
- Coastal Planning
- Comprehensive Planning
- Cultural Resources Management
- Fire Protection Planning
- Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
- Potentially Responsible Party Litigation Support
- Private Development Siting and Entitlement
- Transportation Planning and Impact Assessment
- Urban Design