"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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Racine City Council: “Uptown is a ‘Go’!”

FROM JOURNALTIMES.COM - An ambitious economic development and land use strategy aimed at...

We’re moving to the Global Water Center building in Walker’s Point!

Vandewalle & Associates – Milwaukee is pleased to announce that we are moving...

Rifle and Garfield County Colorado hot to become aerial firefighting Center for Excellence

The city of Rifle and Garfield County, with unparalleled support from partnering Western...

Congratulations to Rob, Mike and Scott!

This January, Mike Slavney celebrates his 25th anniversary with Vandewalle & Associates! Scott Harrington also celebrates an anniversary this month–his 11th with the company.

Machinery Row receives funding, purchase of properties moves ahead

Having secured $9 million in historic tax credits, the developers for Racine’s 20-acre Machinery Row redevelopment can now forge ahead with their $65 million riverfront redevelopment plan which will be the largest in Racine’s history.

Sturgeon Bay residents favor Public Market concept over latest Hotel proposal

At a Public Meeting held by the Sturgeon Bay West Waterfront Planning Commission,...

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

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

Racine Uptown plan draws on collaboration with merchants, big employers

Drafted by Madison-based planning firm Vandewalle & Associates, the 41-page Uptown Neighborhood Strategic Development Plan calls for change, but also for capitalizing on the area’s assets

Madison Alder favors exploration of Nolen Centennial Project concepts

This area of the city (including Olin Turville Park, the lake shore, and causeway along John Nolen Drive) has tremendous potential. This area could be our Crown Fountain.