Placemaking is a master planning that integrates land use, housing, mobility, community identity and economic development at the appropriate scale and location within a community.
There is an increasing demand to strike a balance among community growth, environmental stewardship and social needs. We recognize that the approach must be integrated; it must demand local involvement, dedicated expert resources and emphasize quality design. Pond’s Community Planning group creates better communities by delivering innovative and practical solutions that bring communities together with natural surroundings to create harmonious environments where people thrive.
Our holistic approach draws on individual expertise, past experience and passion for the environment to provide planning services that are environmentally sensitive and support the dynamic relationship between people and place. Expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), community involvement and visualization tools enable our thought leaders to passionately communicate distinct visions to project stakeholders during charrettes and community/client presentations and help build consensus.
- Comprehensive Planning
- Master Planning
- Land Use Planning
- Community Planning
- Transportation Planning
- Streetscape Planning & Design
- Mobility Studies
- Multi-Use Trails
- Pedestrian & Bicycle Facilities
- Urban Redevelopment
- Public / Private Partnerships
- Corridor Studies
- Traffic Calming
- Community Involvement
- GIS Mapping & Analysis
- Historic Preservation
- Site Planning
- GIS Planning Capabilities
- Zoning Ordinances
- Parks and Recreation Planning
- Planning and Zoning Issues
- Public Participation Facilitation
- Riparian/Greenway Corridor Planning
- Urban Design
- Parking Demand Analysis
Eric Lusher, AICP
Senior Project Manager
Lauren Blaszyk, AICP
Matthew Wilder, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP
Director of Landscape Architecture
Bob Williams, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Allan Iosue, PLA, LEED AP BD+C
Pond was pleased to join Norcross Mayor Craig Newton, City Manager Rudolph Smith, Assistant City Manager and Director of Public Works, Mary Beth Bender, community members and Norcross City Council Members including Andrew Hixson, Dan Watch and Josh Bare during the...
Pond Director of Landscape Architecture, Matthew Wilder, and Landscape Architect Brooke Donahue were honored to join State Senator Jesse Stone, State Representative Jon Burns, the Screven County Chamber of Commerce and members of the Sons of the American Revolution...
Located in a 75-year-old warehouse, Columbia Parks and Recreation’s Art Center was an inadequate and uninviting space. After obtaining partial funding through a Community Block Development Grant (CDBG), the City selected the Pond-Mashburn design/build team to create a...