Capabilities

Our deep expertise in urban sustainability solutions has been commissioned by a wide range of governments, advocates, policy makers, and community groups. Our capabilities include urban planning, sustainability strategies, policy, spatial analysis, eco district design, metrics and indicators, web tool design, and community outreach.

Featured Work

AllTransit

AllTransit™ is the largest source of transit connectivity, access, and frequency data in America. It offers tremendous potential for planning applications to increase our understanding of the value of transit, as well as to enhance service and operations planning.

 

Housing + Transportation Affordability Index

The Housing + Transportation (H+T®) Affordability Index provides a comprehensive view of affordability that includes both the cost of housing and the cost of transportation at the neighborhood level.

 

RainReady

The RainReady℠ initiative helps individuals, businesses, and communities find solutions to the problem of inland flooding.

 

Urban Opportunity Agenda

The Urban Opportunity Agenda gives civic leaders tools to choose investments that reduce poverty, create economic opportunity, and build stronger cities.

 

Great Lakes Water Infrastructure

Analyzing and Proposing Solutions to Water Infrastructure Failures in Great Lakes Cities

 

Right Size Parking Calculator

Client: King County, Washington

The King County Right Size Parking Calculator provides estimated parking/unit ratios for multi-family developments throughout urban areas of Seattle’s county.

 

Memphis Blueprint for Prosperity

Client: Mayor A C Wharton

We designed economic development strategies for Memphis Mayor A C Wharton’s Blueprint for Prosperity, which aims to reduce poverty in Memphis by 10% in ten years.

 

Green Infrastructure Valuation in Lancaster

Client: City of Lancaster, PA funded by the EPA

Green infrastructure is a network of decentralized stormwater management practices, such as green roofs, trees, rain gardens and permeable pavement, that can capture and infiltrate rain where it falls, reducing stormwater runoff and improving the health of surrounding waterways.

 

Phoenix EcoDistrict

Client: City of Phoenix

Working with prime contractor Duany Plater-Zyberk, we developed an EcoDistrict plan for financing and building infrastructure to support transit zones throughout the city for the Reinvent Phoenix project.

 

Amtrak Downeaster: Overview of Projected Economic Impacts

Client: Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority

In 2008, the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) commissioned us to evaluate the economic impacts of existing and expanded rail service in Maine and New Hampshire.