Successful community planning is both imaginative and implementation-focused. It is a collaborative process that engages community leaders, landowners, stakeholders and citizens to make informed choices.
By capturing the big picture and details that matter, community planning demonstrates an understanding of the interrelationship between land use, transportation, economic development, public improvements, and policy.
Kimley-Horn’s community planning professionals provide comprehensive solutions to the planning and design of communities of all sizes. To achieve client goals, our planning process centers around three basic tenants:
- Community Engagement: Community outreach and stakeholder engagement are vital to understanding existing conditions and establishing a collective vision. Empowering residents, business owners, stakeholders, staff, and elected officials creates a lasting imprint on the community.
- Informed Decision-Making: Planning transcends visioning and design. Communicating relevant information to stakeholders allows informed decisions to guide a plan’s development and resulting actions. Deliverables designed for all people—not just technical experts—show how informed input led to priority strategies and initiatives.
- Implementation: Plans should focus on lasting improvements tailored to specific communities. Combining short- and long-term initiatives guides how to turn plans into action and results in clear direction on what to do next, who should lead, and how it can be funded.
Planning Your Future
When you choose Kimley-Horn for planning services, you choose talent, experience, and passion for the task at hand. We grasp complex community issues and offer tailored solutions to help you reach critical decisions on planning and community engagement issues. Our clients have access to a versatile staff of professional civil, transportation, and structural engineers; planners; landscape architects; and environmental scientists. We have partnered with municipalities across the country to craft growth and development plans that balance economic, environmental, and social values. With Kimley-Horn focused on your success, you can look confidently to the future, knowing we’ve got you covered.