InitiativesPlaceMatters creates cycles of continuous improvement in civic decision-making by linking research and practice, technology and public process, and local and global concerns. Our work helps communities make decisions that are more informed, inclusive and innovative.
Open Planning Tools Group
Communicating Complex Information
Connecting Planning with Water and Energy
Long Term Capacity for Regional and Local Agencies
PlaceMatters builds capacity to make more informed decisions in planning and community development efforts. By providing technical assistance, peer networks, training, and through presentations and publications, PlaceMatters supports communities working to build internal capacity and plan for their future. Through our Capacity Building Initiative, PlaceMatters links communities to one another for peer learning, and provides direct assistance to public agencies and civic organizations on broadening and improving community engagement and integrating informed decision-making into planning and community development efforts.