Communities & Planning

We support community planning and policy work with large and local-scale modeling made possible by the combination of our climate and environmental expertise, and our advanced software and computing capabilities. Leaders come to us for regional airshed modeling, air quality and noise expertise, detailed climate scenarios for specific locations and guidance on how to support the health and resiliency of their communities over time.


We help leaders make informed and actionable policy choices on land use, development, energy consumption, transportation strategy and other environmental planning issues. Our experts deliver research that is academic in quality and communicated in clear, accessible language and visualizations. Because of our reputation for agility and responsiveness, clients turn to us when planning processes demand timely, relevant data and analysis.

Land Use Planning/Brownfield Development

We help owners, developers and builders measure and manage complex environmental issues—soil conditions, air quality, groundwater, surface water, noise--on and around proposed development sites. Rapid response is often critical to the success of development projects; clients tell us that they trust and value our service excellence and see us as true partners in leading their projects to successful outcomes.


Our consultants enhance masterplanning processes with an array of capabilities. Our unparalleled climate knowledge helps communities plan for weather resiliency. Our noise and air quality expertise supports the design of safe and comfortable outdoor environments. Our wind engineering insights enhance the microclimate of outdoor spaces. Our sustainability consulting reduces the environmental impact of communities and their overall energy consumption. This diverse expertise combined with rapid response and outstanding collaboration skills make us valuable partners to the designers of campuses and communities.

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