Engage and Align
The most successful plans are those genuinely rooted in the community and place. Urban Strategies® engages stakeholders and the public early and often, building consensus (and passion!) around visions, principles and strategic directions. Always with an eye on the big picture and long-term objectives, we align interests and perspectives—public and private, regional and local—for the greatest mutual gain.
Integrate and Connect
Cities and the places within them are highly complex organisms. We embrace and untangle this reality through a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to planning and design. We collaborate with relevant specialists for each assignment—economists, real estate advisors, civil engineers, scientists, preservationists, lawyers, architects, artists. Connectivity is a theme in everything we do: linking many disciplines, diverse communities, fragmented places and strategic initiatives, all to create better urban environments.
Inspire and Catalyze
Our visions and plans—created, illustrated, modeled and narrated using traditional media and advanced computer-aided techniques—reflect the aspirations of our clients. Moreover, they inspire and catalyze change. As our name implies, we think and plan strategically. Implementation is never an afterthought: we focus on the critical early actions—big moves and small—that can make a positive and lasting difference.