is the art and science of planning undeveloped and developed land. It involves the analysis of the natural, social, political and economic environments that influence the use of land. It not only addresses the highest and best use for development potential but also recommends those activities that promote stewardship and environmental conservation. The best land planning naturally and appropriately fits.
is based on the arrangement and relationship of buildings, open spaces, transportation modes, educational and government institutions, infrastructure, micro-climate, cultural and natural amenities, and places for people to live, work and play. Great urban design is a balanced equation that is evident in the quality of life experienced in the everyday lives of the people who inhabit the urban realm.
is analyzing, planning, designing, and managing built and natural environments. It has a significant impact on the quality of life of communities, campuses, parks, downtowns, streetscapes, nature trails, and gardens at people’s homes. Ultimately it enhances the water we drink, the air we breathe, our spirit and our place in the world.
is a process of consensus building, guiding and helping stakeholders to find the most advanced yet acceptable solutions to complex social, natural, economic and political challenges. It is both highly structured and serendipitous, identifying key issues, challenges, goals and the acceptance of possible solutions.