Whether providing expertise in environmentally friendly design, fostering economic rigor, or creating equitable processes through participatory planning, Broadus Planning strives to make each project sustainable from conceptualization through execution and beyond.  We feel that sustainability goes beyond “green” and above LEED Certification:  sustainability is a holistic concept about ecology, human health and well-being, and economic opportunity.  We aim to create projects that are responsive to economic, environmental, and cultural conditions with respect to the local, regional, and global context. Broaddus Planning brings this foundation to each and every one of our projects and, ultimately, helps clients find the right balance.

Addressing sustainability at a master plan level is the first step to achieving real results in areas as wide-ranging as energy-use reduction, capital improvement investments, catalytic project identification, and generating stakeholder consensus.  Broaddus Planning has led clients such as Texas State University in San Marcos through processes that established both strategic, long-range goals and identified “low-hanging fruit” initiatives for immediate results.  Broaddus Planning recognizes that sustainability is a dynamic concept that can be leveraged to energize clients and a broad base of stakeholders to build consensus on important growth issues.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
As architects, engineers, planners, designers and facilitators, Broaddus Planning offers a range of technical expertise that addresses each aspect of sustainability: environmental, social, and economic.

Environmental Sustainability
We are committed to environmental stewardship, an understanding that responsible management of healthy ecosystems improves the quality of life for present and future generations.  We work with our clients to prioritize resource-based solutions regarding land use, energy and water efficiency, and material use.

Key environmental planning and design issues we have expertise on include:

  • Walk-able, compact, and connected neighborhood/campus planning
  • Site location selection and analysis studies
  • Green infrastructure site design for stormwater management and water efficiency
  • Energy-efficiency  and alternative energy system best practices for buildings and infrastructure
  • Wildlife habitat conservation

Economic Sustainability
We focus on creating places that are catalysts for investment, provide access and affordability, and are time-tested models for sustained growth into the future.

Key economic sustainability issues we have expertise on include:

  • Site location studies for economic development plans
  • Downtown vision planning for future investment
  • Master plan implementation strategies that integrate funding cycles with growth priorities

Social Sustainability
We emphasize a collaborative, inclusive planning and design process that seeks to effectively guide client’s through multi-faceted issues. By generating consensus amongst stakeholders and prioritizing implementation steps that generate the most effective outcome for all, our strategic solutions benefit the client and the client’s broader community. Our five step process is iterative and inclusive, incorporating feedback loops for project advancement and refinement that considers multiple constituent groups.

Key social sustainability issues we have expertise on include:

  • Participatory planning
  • Community stakeholder engagement sessions

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