At Dodson & Flinker we believe that physical planning and design should be restored to the central role they once played in the regional and community planning process. This can be done by working with stakeholders to develop compelling physical plans and accompanying sketches and computer simulations of future planning scenarios. This helps galvanize support for planning changes and generates enthusiasm for a shared vision of a community’s future growth and character. Translating complex, large-scale planning issues into tangible scenarios of future growth engages a wide range of participants in the regional planning process. Plans developed this way often result in diverse landscapes that serve a wide variety of stakeholders, and may include large swaths of protected open space, wildlife habitat and farmland as well as vital, dynamic centers served by multi-modal transportation and built on sustainable development principles.