We help communities like yours confront next-generation challenges.

We’re strategists, planners, urban designers, code wranglers, and plain language explainers.

We’re guides on the path to a future of your own making, where the things you care about — like shared opportunity, strong neighborhoods, public health and wellness, and local climate action — are reflected in your growth and development planning and pursued through collaboration, foresight, and purpose.

Your future awaits. Step Wisely.

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“I highly recommend PlaceMakers and if given another opportunity to work with them, I would hire them again without reservation.”

Elise Durbin, TOD Program Manager, Hennepin County, Minnesota

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“It was a pleasure working together as their approach is consultative, collaborative, and professional. I look forward to working with them again in the future.”

Brigid Reynolds, Compass Rose Planning Services, Crofton, British Columbia

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“The City of Las Cruces has greatly benefited from their planning and design expertise, and I have thoroughly enjoyed our long lasting professional relationship. I recommend PlaceMakers without hesitation.”

Andrew Hume, Interim Airport Administrator, Las Cruces, New Mexico

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“The PlaceMakers/DPZ Team is a world-leading collection of superstars in their interrelated fields that, at the same time, are incredibly approachable, relatable, and responsive to both citizens and professional staff.”

Gian-Carlo Carra, City Councillor, Calgary, Alberta

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“We recommend PlaceMakers as city planners because you would be challenged to find a more innovative, critically-thinking, experienced, and professional group to work with.”

Jessica Brown, Planning Director, Center for Neighborhoods, Louisville, Kentucky

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“I recommend PlaceMakers to assist with policy, plans, codes, and public engagement because of their ability to help clients ask important questions while realizing new and unexpected opportunities together.”

Jason Syvixay, Downtown BIZ Executive Director, City of Winnipeg, Manitoba