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
Hampton Inn, Phenix City, AL
Hampton Inn, one of Hilton’s most stable brands, underwent a custom renovation at its Phenix City, Alabama location. Pond approached this project by adapting the existing layout to match the brand guidelines set forth by Hilton for Hampton Inn properties. In the...
Pond pays homage to historic community landmark with new East DeKalb Community and Senior Center
“In 2016, when I came to Bruce Street, we dreamed together and declared that we would build a new home for our seniors here. Today, that dream is manifested and brought to fruition." Historic architecture provides a physical link to the past, connecting communities to...
Restoration and Resiliency: A Watershed Approach
Our dynamic natural environment is ever-changing, affecting our coastlines, floodplains, rivers, lakes, and streams with higher intensity precipitation events resulting in increased stormwater runoff and water surface elevations, most notably in southeastern portions...