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Berkeley, CA

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Calthorpe Associates is internationally recognized for its innovative leadership in regional planning, urban design and architecture. Since 1983, the firm has assisted public and private sector clients in shaping new forms of growth and development - forms that help reestablish a sense of place, scale, history and environmental balance within the built environment. Calthorpe Associates brings extensive experience in transit-oriented design, having originated the term in Peter Calthorpe's book 'The Next American Metropolis'. Our experience with governmental agencies, developers and advocacy groups gives us a broader perspective; and with our regional planning experience around the United States, Calthorpe Associates brings a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between planning and infrastructure decisions as well as the fiscal, environmental, public health and livability challenges facing states, regions and cities wordwide.

Calthorpe Associates is also well versed in the development and design details that come together to form sustainable and livable places, and has led the urban design and implementation of countless infill, redevelopment, new growth and transit projects across the country and abroad. We have worked on TOD planning efforts for jurisdictions throughout the US, as well as internationally in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We have extensive experience in downtown revitalization plans, including community involvement, development of design guidelines and implementation strategies. Since we work with City authorities as well as private developers, our knowledge and understanding of local building typologies and market trends makes our work more contextual and implementable. Our expertise includes sustainability-driven design solutions at regional as well as local scales, equipped with sophisticated tools and techniques that can measure quantitatively the environmental impact of new growth and development scenarios. Based in Berkeley, California, the firm is a national leader in smart growth, a founding partner in the Congress for New Urbanism, and active across the world in designing and implementing the next generation of sustainable plans, policies, and development projects.

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