This month's highlighted project...

City Explained, Inc. is excited to own and maintain CommunityViz software as a resource to professionals around the world interested in scenario planning, decision analytics, and high-impact community engagement.

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.

“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


​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:

News from the team...

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

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

City Explained, Inc.

“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

What our clients are

saying about us?

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

      -- Rich Klusek, Project Manager

“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