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
Navigating Permitting Challenges Following the Clean Water Act Ruling
A recent ruling may have significant impact on clients in the utilities; mining; residential, commercial, and industrial development; agricultural; recreational; stormwater management; mariculture; and renewable energy industries. Pond is following the situation...
Creating Inclusive Spaces Through Public Art
When thinking of public art, most people can visualize an iconic piece of art or place that had an immediate impact on them. The Cloud Gate also known as The Bean in Chicago, Los Angeles’ hundreds of towering street posts aptly titled Urban Light, the Charging Bull...
Reimagining Connectivity in South Metro Atlanta
ATLANTA – (08.03.21) – The latest phase of the AeroATL Greenway, a concept for a network of connected trails in South Metro Atlanta, is now complete. Engaging multiple stakeholders across seven distinct communities, Pond worked with the ATL Airport Community...