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
Matthew Wilder, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP
PLACE Program Manager
Mitchell Davis, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Director of Urban Design
Pond Announces Key Promotions in Environmental & Water Resources Group
ATLANTA, GA - (May 2, 2023) – Pond today announced three promotions within its Environmental & Water Resources (EWR) group – key management moves which strengthen the firm’s industry-leading engineering, architecture, planning, and construction services: Glenn...
Pond Hires Emily Blackwell Hsiao, ASLA, PLA, CLARB, as PLACE Practice Lead for New Charlotte Office
ATLANTA, GA - (April 18, 2023) – Pond today announced that Emily Blackwell Hsiao, ASLA, PLA, CLARB, has joined the firm as the PLACE Practice Lead for the company’s new Charlotte office. As an Associate, Hsiao will build and manage business, operations, and project...
Key Hires Strengthen Pond’s Higher Ed Team
ATLANTA, GA - (April 5, 2023) – Pond today announced two key hires that will further strengthen the firm’s higher education team and provide clients with unmatched experience and expertise in architecture and campus planning for colleges, universities, technical...