Missouri River Ecosystem Restoration Plan - Central and Eastern Montana
The Missouri River Ecosystem Restoration Plan (MRERP) process is an ambitious project spanning a 2,300-mile river system, six mainstem dams, and seven states. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is leading this effort to produce a long-term river management, restoration, mitigation, and recovery plan for the entire Missouri River Basin.
DeSoto - New Era of Discovery Stewardship Plan
DeSoto County is Mississippi's fastest-growing county, a rapidly-suburbanizing area just south of Memphis. It lies directly along the planned I-69/I-269 international transportation corridor, which is being built across 8 US states to provide a missing link in the North American highway network. With 11 potential interchanges planned along a very rural corridor, DeSoto wants to get planning right, taking the opportunity to direct rapid growth into building intentional communities, instead of the haphazard strip commercial or industrial districts often found along such corridors.
Wichita Downtown Revitalization Master Plan - Wichita, Kansas
PlaceMatters partnered with Goody Clancy to help Wichita, Kansas create a Revitalization Master Plan for its downtown. PlaceMatters' work focused on using online tools, mobile technologies, and the AnyWare suite of tools for public meetings to help Wichita citizens create a common vision for the revitalization of their downtown.
Planning for Transit Supportive Development
Contracted by the New Jersey Institute of Technology through an FTA grant, PlaceMatters has been tasked with building the online component of a larger research project around best cases in Transity Supportive Development. The site is currently not live, but is being developed on the Drupal platform to make updating and managing content easier.
Otay Ranch Green Development Planning - Chula Vista, California
PlaceMatters worked with partners to develop a comprehensive, innovative, community-scale model for energy efficiency and sustainable resource management for the 15,000-acre Otay Ranch development in Chula Vista, California. When complete, this transit-oriented development between San Diego and Tijuana will accommodate 70,000 additional residents in 23,732 new dwelling units, distributed among several walkable "urban villages."
Watershed Planning Project - Amador & Calaveras Counties, California
From March to May 2008, PlaceMatters worked in partnership with Placeways, LLC and the Local Government Commission (LGC) to develop and deliver an interactive, educational workshop for citizens of California's Amador and Calaveras Counties, in the Sierra Nevada foothills "Gold Country." The workshop attracted about 100 members of the community and took advantage of CommunityViz analysis, keypad polling, and hands-on mapping exercises, all supplemented with expert lectures, to help citizens understand interactions between land use and water.
Presidential Climate Action Plan
PlaceMatters worked with the University of Colorado, Denver and other partners to help create the 2008 Presidential Climate Action Plan. By the time President Obama took office, the window of opportunity to prevent economic and environmental hardships and increasing global tensions due to climate change was one-third gone.
LANDvisions - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
PlaceMatters worked with several partners on the Philadelphia LANDvisions project to help citizens envision a future for the city's vacant lands. With over 40, 000 vacant properties, Philadelphia had become one of the nation's foremost examples of urban abandonment and sprawl. The lands were fertile ground for imagining solutions that use ecology to shape urban form and inspire change.
Lyons Comprehensive Plan Update - Lyons, Colorado
PlaceMatters and Civil Resources partnered with the Town of Lyons to update the town comprehensive plan. Lyons was especially interested in revitalizing its downtown, making it a destination instead of a place to drive through to reach the mountains.
PlaceMatters and Civil Resources incorporated information from a recent economic development study with extensive public input from three large public workshops to capture the Town’s vision for the future.
Ault Comprehensive Plan Update - Ault, Colorado
PlaceMatters worked with Civil Resources, LLC to update the comprehensive plan for the Town of Ault, Colorado. PlaceMatters’ “Community Future by Design” process allowed citizens to experiment with various land uses and densities on maps of the community and see the impact results in CommunityViz.