Planning and Urban Design
Our Planning and Urban Design group seeks to provide useful, practical, implementation-focused planning services that offer a platform for real change. Our plans are realistic, bold, and stand the test of time.
Centering Community Needs
We emphasize communication and consensus building in each planning process. Our planners approach each project with a commitment to prepare a plan that is in your community’s best interest. Incorporating up-to-date planning tools, trends, and best practices, we provide innovative, cost-effective planning and community engagement programs.
Our diverse group includes native Spanish speakers, and our planners truly embrace and embody varied cultures, backgrounds and perspectives.
Building Resilient Communities
Dudek’s in-house team of climate resilience, adaptation, and environmental justice experts are committed to building safe, equitable, resilient communities. We work with community members to meaningfully and systemically change the planning process, so that environmental justice and equity are seamlessly integrated.
Backed by our in-house technical team of urban foresters, wildfire protection planners, water resource experts, coastal planners, and urban designers, we are graphically-focused and successfully distill complex scientific information for a range of audiences.
Creating Fair and Equitable Housing Solutions
Our team collaborates with cities and counties across California to provide solutions to the state’s housing crisis. Our housing planners are experts in state housing law and craft creative policies, programs, and solutions that are sensitive to community needs, while fulfilling state law and contributing to the production of fair and equitable housing access.
Sustaining Coastal Resources
Our coastal resources are limited. Sea-level rise will change our coast forever. Dudek’s coastal planners work collaboratively with clients and coastal agencies to find holistic solutions to regulatory and planning challenges. We embrace and protect the mutual benefits of sustaining coastal resources, while helping our clients reimagine the land–sea interface. Together, we are innovating human and physical resilience along the coast.
Designing Vibrant Urban Spaces
Great places derive their success from the synergies of thoughtful urban design, first-rate infrastructure, and excellent mobility. Our urban design team strives to question long-standing planning frameworks to reveal their follies.
We provide cities with the tools to dismantle policies that used class, race, or ethnicity to explicitly or implicitly determine where people can and cannot live. We help cities regain a balanced use of their public realm. We seek to curb the sprawling, predatory tendencies of human habitation, blind to its impacts on our planet’s other occupants.
What We Do
Our multidisciplinary in-house specialties allow us to provide efficiencies that maintain project momentum.
- Active Transportation Plans
- Coastal Plans
- Resource Management Plans
- Climate Resilience and Adaptation
- Community Plans
- Complete Streets Plans
- Corridor/TOD/Station Area Plans
- Design Guidelines
- General Plans
- Hazard Mitigation Plans
- Master Plans
- Site Feasibility Studies
- Specific Plans
- Vision Plans
- Zoning Codes
Indio Transformative Climate Communities Plan
Learn how Dudek crafted an award-winning plan that explores community projects in four key themes: community, housing, transportation, and urban greening.
City of San Diego 2021 Annual Housing Inventory Report
See how Dudek helped the City craft the report, which displays complex housing permit data in a format that can be easily understood by the public and decision makers.