Planning for the future of a community requires an appreciation of the past, an understanding of the present, and a vision for the future.
edr planners possess the flexibility and creativity to progress clients through the process of discovering and celebrating the character of their community, and then prioritizing and protecting those unique assets. We have the understanding to engage stakeholder participation and maintain their enthusiasm, the knowledge to define and detail the components of a sustainable plan, and the skill set to work with communities to devise strategies and policies needed to implement their preferred vision and achieve comprehensive, realistic, and actionable solutions.
At edr, a Certified Planner/Municipal Attorney is supported by a staff of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialists, landscape architects, civil and agricultural engineers; and cultural resources, environmental regulatory compliance and visualization professionals. And, because many of our staff serve as officers and members of their own community planning boards and review organizations, they offer a unique perspective. Specialty areas include: public participation and outreach, inter-municipal comprehensive planning, Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP), Brownfield Opportunity Area Program (BOA), grant writing, New Urbanism principles (Smart Growth), and Form-Based Zoning Code.