“I have got to say the whole process is really thoughtful & well-designed.”

      -- Ming-Chun Lee, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture,

         UNC - Charlotte Performing a Peer Review of the CONNECT

        Our Future CommunityViz Model

What our clients are

saying about us?


This month's highlighted project...

News from the team...

City Explained, Inc. actively seeks to align itself with cities, counties and regions that appreciate and uphold the virtues of community-based planning.  Our team emphasizes a process-driven approach to sustainable development and town-building; always with an eye toward sound technical analysis, meaningful public involvement, and creative solutions for realizing a community’s vision.

We rely on our creativity and national experience to provide clients with plans that are bold, achievable and fiscally-responsible.  Taking on only a few projects a year, we strive to work on the most interesting, meaningful and socially-responsible projects with truly-committed clients.

City Explained, Inc.

​Charlotte's Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement Program highlights the need to rethink the ways cities transform and reinvent themselves post-recession, when government resources are limited, private investment is more calculated, and partnerships are essential to a successful outcome.  See a copy of our report for the West Trade Rozzelles Ferry Neighborhood on the City's website:  http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/charlottefuture/CIP/CNIP/Documents/WTRF%20CNIP%20Summary%20Document_FINAL.pdf

"Nothing but smiling faces & compliments around here.  Congrats on a job well done!"

      -- Rich Klusek, Project Manager

“The combination of leadership, resources & innovation you provided is greatly appreciated.”

      -- Michelle Nance, Staff Lead, Blueprinting Work Group
         CONNECT Our Future Regional Scenario Planning Initiative

We are excited to announce the sale of CommunityViz and CViz Pro Software to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension effectively immediately.

More information about the Extension’s vision, available resources, and targets for releasing new versions of the software will be shared in the coming weeks and months.  For now, we ask for your patience as we transfer everything related to the software to the team at Texas A&M University.  You can always get the latest information about CommunityViz from their website: www.communityviz.com.

We very proud of our time at the helm of CommunityViz and CViz Pro software and appreciate your faith and commitment to the product as we used it to complete our project work together.  It has been an amazing six years!  Join us in wishing luck and good fortune to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.  We cannot wait to see where they take things next. 

"I appreciate everything you are doing to produce a great Land Use Plan for the Town!"

      -- Adam Mitchell, Town Manager, Fuquay-Varina, NC

“We feel very comfortable recommending you for similar work & look forward to our continued relationship.”

      -- Andy Waple, Former FAMPO Administrator & Director of

         Transportation Planning Your Vision, Our Future: George

        Washington Region Scenario Planning Initiative