We are engaged by governments, advocates, policy makers, and community groups to apply our expertise to solving problems.

Phoenix EcoDistrict

Working with prime contractor Duany Plater-Zyberk, we developed an EcoDistrict plan for financing and building infrastructure to support transit zones throughout the city for the Reinvent Phoenix project.


Amtrak Downeaster: Overview of Projected Economic Impacts

In 2008, the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) commissioned us to evaluate the economic impacts of existing and expanded rail service in Maine and New Hampshire.


Viva Doña Ana

We advised a new comprehensive plan for Doña Ana County, New Mexico and created an online indicators dashboard to track the county’s progress going forward.


Green TIME Zone

The southern suburbs of Chicago grew up in the nineteenth century with a dual identity: as residential communities from which people rode the train to downtown jobs and as industrial centers that rose around the nexus of the nation’s freight rail network.


BUILT in Cleveland

As part of the Broadening Urban Investment to Leverage Transit (BUILT) In Ohio partnership with the Office of Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and leaders in each of the three regions, we explored the impact of recent urban development patterns and identified key market opportunities in transit-oriented development and cargo-oriented development that will keep each region economically competitive.


Madison Bus Rapid Transit

We were awarded a contract to manage a market assessment of the demand for real estate in Dane County, Wisconsin by the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission, supported by the HUD Regional Sustainable Communities Grant Program.


Memphis Blueprint for Prosperity

We designed economic development strategies for Memphis Mayor A C Wharton’s Blueprint for Prosperity, which aims to reduce poverty in Memphis by 10% in ten years.


California TOD + GHG Analysis

Our research helped make the case that building affordable housing near transit can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles.


Priority Development Areas

Priority Development Areas offer a targeted strategy for capitalizing on existing assets, like transit stations and walkable downtowns, to foster sustainable economic development.


Chicago Climate Action Plan

We led the Chicago Climate Action Plan’s mitigation research team to help the City determine the best course of action for lowering Chicago’s contribution to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.