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
Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center Announced as ACEC Florida Grand Award Winner!
The Pond | Michael-Baker International JV is proud to announce that the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC) has been honored with an American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida (ACEC FL) Engineering Excellence Award. Planned with the goal of...
Pond’s Talented Architects Reach Top Five Status!
ATLANTA – (11.24.20) – Pond has risen to the #5 spot on Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Top 25 Architectural Firms” list, up from #6 in 2019. Pond’s architects strive to craft meaningful environments that help transform cities, support national defense, and provide...
Pond Celebrates East Dekalb Community and Senior Center Groundbreaking
Dekalb County hosted a groundbreaking for the East Dekalb Community and Senior Center last week. Pond's Vice President of Architecture Mark Levine and Project Manager Eric Ames joined Commissioner Mereda-Davis Johnson, Commissioner Lorraine Cochran Johnson, and Mayor...