Align :: We work to build support among the stakeholders that is necessary to partner toward a shared vision, and provide the steps to get there over time.
Invest :: Whether it is time, money, knowledge, or effort, we work with people to leave a legacy of improvement by making their investments count.
Connect :: Achieving the best outcomes involves understanding the interrelatedness of many different people, points of view, and efforts. Our practice is interdisciplinary, holistic, and collaborative to its core.
Engage :: We present analysis, strategy, and vision with clarity, while listening actively to clients, stakeholders, and residents in order to establish an honest and authentic dialogue
Impact :: We work with like-minded, passionate leaders, residents, investors, and workers to improve peoples’ lives and the cities in which they live. 
Clarity :: We work diligently to understand our audience so that we can effectively communicate to them, conveying concepts with clear language, graphics, maps, numbers, and illustrations.
Implement :: We have the practical expertise and experience to think through implementation on day one, and provide our clients clarity in the steps that lie ahead.

Improving communities through development and planning.

Investing in people, places, and buildings enables cities to achieve their potential as economically thriving and livable places. Development Strategies works with clients to craft plans, strategies, and policies that matter.

Expertise

Cities are complex, and so are the challenges they face; that is why we’ve built a practice that is holistic, diverse, and collaborative.

Our Story

We are a team who cares deeply about cities and the people who live in them. We partner with our clients to make their communities more vibrant, prosperous and equitable.

Recent Projects

Downtown Strategy
Blacksburg, Virginia
South Clarksville Redevelopment Plan
Clarksville, Indiana
Euclid and Limestone Corridor Strategy
Lexington, Kentucky
Downtown Plan
Louisville, Kentucky

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