Regional Growth Studies
City Explained, Inc. leads several large-scale, regional scenario planning studies each year that encourage the consideration of multiple futures based on various development patterns and intensities. We measure the impacts of competing growth scenarios and evaluate their trade-offs, emphasizing how they impact the environment, shape current and future infrastructure, influence the cost of government, support/limit economic development initiatives, etc. Our most recent experience includes:
City Explained, Inc. is responsible for the land use and urban design components of corridor studies and their influence on livable transportation and travel behavior. These projects often are facilitated through on-site charrettes where scenario planning software is used to help develop design alternatives and show their attributes.
Infrastructure Investment Strategies
City Explained, Inc. is responsible for all phases of an infrastructure investment strategy, including revenue potential, cost of providing facilities and services, and return-on-investment. These projects often use scenario planning techniques to test alternative futures and measure their potential impacts on government finances - "Making Cents" of the local Future Land Use Map. Our most recent experience includes:
Small Area Plans
City Explained, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of the process to develop locally-initiated small area plans, including public participation, charrette management, scenario planning, plan development and implementation. Our most recent experience includes:
City Explained, Inc. is responsible for all aspects in the planning process to develop a locally-adopted comprehensive plan, including public participation, plan development, local adoption hearings, and coordination with county, regional and state agencies. Our most recent experience includes:
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