Planning + Urban Design


The Planning + Urban Design Group is focused on advancing the sustainability and resilience of our communities. We aspire to collaboratively innovate with our partners and clients. Listening and engaging are paramount to our work. Equity and inclusion are central principles in our practice. We like to prepare detailed plans, guidelines, and concepts that enhance development, preserve or restore the environment, and add value to a community. We integrate new development and redevelopment with existing neighborhoods, districts, and corridors to create livable, walkable, active public places – places tailored to fit local social, economic, and cultural activities. We view planning and urban design as simultaneously building on community traditions and crafting new and sustainable pathways for communities to evolve.

As planners and urban designers, we recognize the importance of a good working relationship with public officials, business operators, and local citizens. Through meaningful dialogue with public agencies, community leaders, and residents, we aim to catalyze consensus-based planning that leads to action.

Our Work

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Oak Park Climate Action Plan

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JSP (3)

James Street Plaza Streetscape and Reconstruction


Ashwaubenon TID 5 Master Plan


Waukesha Central City Master Plan


Waterfront Development & Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan


Transform Milwaukee Strategic Action Plan

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Thomas Street Corridor Master Plan

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St. Francis Active Urban Corridor Planning and Implementation

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Silver Spring Drive Business Corridor Planning and Implementation

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Milwaukee Park East Master Plan and Form Based Codes

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Drexel Town Square

Planning + Urban Design Contacts

Stephanie Hacker

Stephanie Hacker, AICP, LEED AP

Practice Area Leader - Planning + Urban Design
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Kristan Sanchez, AICP, Assoc. AIA

Market Area Leader - Planning

Why Choose Us

“It’s all about relationships” - Len Anhalt

As a Full Service Engineering, Planning and Design Firm we COLLABORATE to give you a fully integrated design.

INNOVATE your Future with one of our experts with local knowledge and national experience.

Our multidisciplinary experts will FORMULATE your VISION into a successful Project.

What Clients Say

What we like about the plan is that it has a robust mix of recommendations, from quick fixes to comprehensive strategies dealing with everything from improving our Central City housing stock to improving pedestrian and vehicular wayfinding. Best of all the goals are realistic, which is why we reference this plan on an almost daily basis.

Jeff Fortin, City of Waukesha