Equitable development

Pursue growth and revitalization while proactively tackling affordability challenges and displacement risk.

Community planning and development can tackle the challenges of underinvestment, displacement, and affordability simultaneously. As a firm with its roots in real estate, we understand the complexity of urban transformation and know what it takes to be effective advocates for inclusive development at the site, neighborhood, and citywide level. We create plans that navigate local markets to leverage private investment to augment public resources. We help our clients identify and articulate equitable goals and develop appropriate metrics for evaluating projects over time. Guided by inclusive engagement processes, we develop forward looking strategies that provide for affordable housing and inclusive open spaces, identify equitable incentives programs, consider risks of cultural displacement and tactics for preservation, and enhance linkages to workforce, education, and wealth-building.