zpd+a takes a holistic approach to planning, incorporating visionary thinking from several different disciplines and a robust public involvement process. The goals of the zpd+a planning process are to address the economic, political and social issues that shape communities; sustain a healthy, natural environment; determine how planning may affect the urban fabric in the long term; support future growth; create solid communities and neighborhoods based on factors that impact quality of life; and create a financially satisfactory result.
The zpd+a team has worked on several municipal planning projects for clients such as South Bend, IN; the Village of Sauk Village, IL; Oak Forest, IL; Uptown Chicago Planning Commission; The Town of Cicero, IL; and The Village of McCook, IL.
As part of the planning process, zpd+a works closely with our clients to identify all project stakeholders and to develop a comprehensive set of tools that enables clients and stakeholders alike to make well-informed decisions. Some of these tools include market-driven financial analyses, policy recommendations, phased implementation strategies with associated infrastructure costs, as well as user-friendly charts, graphs and renderings that are easily understood by all project stakeholders.