A clear, consensus-based vision serves as the foundation for a promising and bright future. Community planning helps communities make balanced decisions that are efficient, effective, and practical while remaining aspirational. Strategic, community-led plans guide the day-to-day operations of a community. Through plans, studies, and ordinances, a community can protect and leverage its unique assets while promoting the future it seeks.
Plans that work
We deliver with purpose. We provide our clients with custom-made plans that are actionable, realistic, and unique to the specific needs and vision of the community.
We put ourselves in the shoes of stakeholders to ensure our plans, reports, and ordinances are accessible and easy to read. Boring reports are a thing of the past.
With over 25 service areas, our collective knowledge and expertise is both deep and wide. Our planners work in a cross-functional and collaborative manner.
Early and frequent intentional engagement with a community creates support and excitement around a project. We collaborate with community members and stakeholders on project details and customize inclusive public engagement events to generate public support and strengthen project outcomes. Success means more productive public participation, quicker buy-in and less uncertainty around projects.
In an increasingly visual and tech-based world, our team has the skills and experience to help bring your community’s vision to life with maps, graphics, renderings, data, video, and websites. Pictures being worth a thousand words means that high-quality visualizations can bring people together in ways that language and narrative cannot.
Communities thrive when we plan with all people regardless of race, income, age, gender, geography, or ability. We bring an equity and human-centered lens to our work to ensure a welcoming process leads to inclusive outcomes.
Planning Staff Augmentation
WSB’s Community Planners offer daily local planning services across various cities and towns. They take on roles as City Planners in smaller locales and help augment existing planning staff in others. They conduct office hours at local City Halls to enable direct engagement with staff, residents, and future applicants. On-call services are also available. WSB tailors its approach to each community’s unique needs, providing assistance on an as-needed basis.