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
The American Institute of Architects and American Society of Landscape Architects recently recognized two Pond & Company leaders for their dedication to and expertise in their fields: Mark Levine, our Higher Education Practice Leader, was elected as the 2014 President of AIA Georgia and Matthew Wilder, Landscape Architect and Senior Project Manager, was chosen as 2014 President for the Georgia Chapter of ASLA.
Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services opened the first phase of their new $5 million state-of-the-art training center on December 10. “I don’t think you could find a better facility anywhere in the United States,” Retired Cherokee County Fire Chief and current Cherokee County District 2 Commissioner Raymond Gunnin said. Pond & Company completed the master plan and schematic design for the full build-out of the 14.2-acre site.
The 55,000sf addition to The Lee Hall College of Architecture at Clemson University received the 2013 AIA Honor Award for Architecture. Pond & Company’s Landscape Architecture group played an integral role in creating this energy-efficient addition.