Services

Transforming Places

Even places that are underutilized or underperforming can be reinvigorated in exciting new ways. We discover and harness assets through judicious visioning, design, branding and implementation to raise each place to a uniquely prominent and competitive position.

 

Building Economies 

As communities and regions across the Midwest strive to find their role in the global economy, we help frame challenges, assets, and change differently. To build a sustainable economy for tomorrow, we examine emerging economic opportunities, leverage place-based assets, align around a compelling economic vision, set a clear course of action, and define catalytic projects for change.

REGIONAL ECONOMICS
EMBRACING REGIONAL RESOURCES
ECONOMIC POSITIONING AND DEVELOPMENT
  • Asset Based Market Positioning
  • Economic Positioning Projects
  • Fiscal Impact Analysis & Market Assessment
  • Strategies for Positioning Places to Succeed

 

Shaping Communities

We’re helping build the next generation of small communities and medium-to large urban centers; bringing together the insight, strategic vision, project management, public involvement, and public-private or multi-jurisdictional activities needed at every stage. We help put the elements in place to set a clear and sustainable course for your community’s future.

  • Bike & Pedestrian Planning
  • Comprehensive & Sub-Area Plans
  • Farmland Preservation
  • Flood Planning and Strategies for Resilient Communities
  • Hazard Mitigation
  • Infrastructure & Capital Improvements Planning
  • Intergovernmental Facilitation & Agreements
  • Natural Resource Management & Preservation
  • New Neighborhoods
  • Park & Open Space Planning
  • Parking Studies
  • Project Facilitation
  • Public Outreach & Participation
  • Regional Transportation Planning
  • Resiliency Planning
  • Resource & Asset Mapping
  • School District Planning
  • Sustainability Planning & Resource Management
  • Zoning & Subdivision Ordinances

 

Adding Impact

In everything we do, we aim to achieve greater impact on people’s lives and the places they live. That’s why we have developed a specialized skillset for finding hidden opportunities and getting more out of available resources. We are highly creative and adept at helping our clients discover the partners, the project champions, and the funding to answer multi-faceted needs and make big ideas happen. We can coalesce, develop and manage the vision, and explain complex ideas along the way.

COMMUNICATIONS
  • Communication & Visioning Tools
  • Community Branding
  • Drone Aerial Imaging and Analysis
  • GIS and Mapping
  • Informational and Process Diagrams
  • Project and Community Marketing Programs
  • Project Videos and Project Documentation
DESIGN
  • Experience Design
  • Facility Programming 
  • Interpretive Design
  • Landscape Architecture
CREATIVE FINANCING STRATEGY
PROJECT MANAGEMENT & IMPLEMENTATION
  • Partnership Building
  • Business Plan Development
  • Project Visioning & Grant Writing
REAL ESTATE AND MARKET ANALYSIS
  • Corporate Asset Disposition
  • Development Agreements
  • Economic Impact Analysis
  • Entitlement Facilitation