TSW’s Planning Studio’s approach goes beyond planning and design to incorporate real-world knowledge of development and retail economics, sustainability and feasibility to ensure successful project completion. We focus on the entire process from concept to design to implementation, and we are especially proud of our track record of fully-built communities, complexes, parks and buildings designed by our team of planners. In addition, meaningful stakeholder involvement allows us to incorporate the aspirations of our clients and the community to build on local and regional identity and establish a market niche and a strong sense of place.

Planning is a technical and political process concerned with the development and design of land use and the built environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas, such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks. Urban planning deals with physical layout of human settlements. The primary concern is the public welfare, which includes considerations of efficiency, sanitation, protection and use of the environment, as well as effects on social and economic activities urban planning is considered an interdisciplinary field that includes social science, architecture, human geography, politics, engineering and design sciences. It is closely related to the field of urban design and some urban planners provide designs for streets, parks, buildings and other urban areas