Urban Design + Planning

Urban Design + Planning Overview

csg-sidebar-logo-02The GAI Community Solutions Group’s Urban Design + Planning practice leads strategic visioning and master-planning efforts for new and established communities. Our team takes a collaborative, inclusive approach that transforms diverse stakeholders into united partners and competing issues into cohesive goals.

Working closely with the community, we build understanding, guide decisions, and structure actions—and beyond managing and designing the plan, we evaluate and create the regulatory, economic, and implementation tools that will make the plan a reality.

Our services include:

  • Community visioning
  • Urban infill and redevelopment planning
  • Master-planned communities
  • Campus and institutional master planning
  • Parks system planning and bike-pedestrian systems
  • Transit oriented development and corridor planning
  • Future land use and form-based regulatory planning

Explore the GAI Community Solutions Group’s Economics + Strategy and Landscape Architecture + Design services.

Key Leaders

Peter Sechler, PLA, AICP
Senior Director, Community Solutions

Blake Drury, AICP
Director, Planning and Urban Design

Andrew McCown, AICP
Planning Manager

Patrick Panza, AICP
Senior Project Planner

Andrew Sheppard, ASLA, PLA, LEED® AP
Planning and Urban Design Manager

Douglas Kelly, AICP, CSI
Senior Planning and Entitlement Manager
Engineering services provided in NC, NY, and MI are performed by GAI Consultants-NC, Inc.; GAI Engineering & Surveying Consultants of New York, P.C.; and GAI Consultants of Michigan, PLC, respectively.


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