"Shaping change in places all across the Midwest."

Vitalizing Urban Places • Shaping Communities • Building Regional Economies & Positioning Places • Embracing Regional Resources • Catalyzing & Implementing Projects

About Us

The role we play in creating vital places is one few others can deliver.

Vandewalle & Associates is a unique collection of highly talented individuals with diverse expertise in economic strategy, planning, design, energy systems, food and water systems, redevelopment, architecture, marketing, and real estate.

Midwest Focus

Retooling for a new economy.

Our Madison office focuses on helping Midwest communities and businesses reposition economically and build creative, sustainable pathways to a vibrant future. Applying a range of visionary economic repositioning strategies, our work is making a world of difference to clients across the Midwest.

Coastal Communities Focus

A coastal cities revival.

Great Lakes cities like Milwaukee, Manitowoc, Racine, Sturgeon Bay, and Sheboygan have a bright new outlook on the horizon. Our Milwaukee office is helping assemble and lead a range of inventive economic development initiatives that are taking shape all along the Lake Michigan freshwater coast.

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Machinery Row project developer seeks a $4.5 million loan from City of Racine to secure site

RACINE JOURNAL TIMES: Machinery Row, a more than $65 million riverfront redevelopment,...

Racine Uptown plan draws on collaboration with merchants, big employers

THE JOURNALTIMES.COM: Drafted by Madison-based planning firm Vandewalle &...

Madison Alder favors exploration of Nolen Centennial Project concepts

Setpember 25, 2014, From the District 13 Blog of Alder Lucas Dailey, regarding the Nolen...

John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum opens doors December 2nd

WATERLOO, Iowa  – The John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum in Waterloo, Iowa opens its...

Water Council positioning as a regional water technology cluster and national center

MILWAUKEE, WI. Local leaders in Milwaukee would like to see the Water Council achieve...

Racine to pursue $1M cleanup grant for Machinery Row redevelopment

MILWAUKEE BUSINESS JOURNAL. The city of Racine plans to pursue a $1 million grant from...

Capitol East District redevelopment site proposed for new performance space and collaborative start-up space

CAPITOL EAST DISTRICT, MADISON WI. Gebhardt Development’s 140,000-square-foot...

East Central Indiana targets quality of life initiatives to reposition for new manufacturing jobs

ANDERSON, MUNCIE, NEW CASTLE. The Regional Planning District — which includes the mayors...

East Central Indiana cities collaborate to create Economic Vision and Manufacturing Strategic Plan

EAST CENTRAL INDIANA REGIONAL PLANNING DISTRICT. After the devastating loss of more than...

Capitol East District redevelopment a magnet for innovation, creativity and jobs

MADISON WI. If you want to know what the City of Madison will be like in the next 50...