Will your community shape its own future?

czb partners with local governments, nonprofit organizations, and neighborhood groups working to improve their communities in the areas of planning, economic vitality, neighborhood health, and housing market balance.

Our clients aspire to deal in the facts that define opportunities, understand the forces that drive politics, and make informed decisions even when it’s difficult.

No matter where you are starting, we can help.


Planning and Design

Neighborhood Revitalization

Housing Analysis and Strategy

Affordability, Gentrification, and Equity

Public and Small Group Facilitation

Resident Leadership Development


Explore all of our work with cities, towns, and regions across the country.

Fargo, ND


Nine older neighborhoods surrounding Fargo’s resurgent downtown were experiencing a range of issues, from disinvestment to insensitive infill to difficulties competing for young families. The city needed a process that would identify shared and localized issues and provide a blueprint for strategic interventions.

Fargo, ND work

Johnstown, PA


Decades of disinvestment in Greater Johnstown’s housing stock were putting it further and further behind other regions. To begin to make its housing more appealing and competitive, the community needed a strategy to accelerate the adaptive reuse of underutilized downtown properties.

Greenville, SC


The City of Greenville had grown and prospered thanks to decades of work to cultivate a high quality of life. But growth—accompanied by higher rents, worsening traffic, and the consumption of open space—also threatened Greenville’s continued livability. The city needed a plan to help it grow differently and set clear priorities.

czb is an award-winning planning firm working in cities, towns, and regions across America.

Experience. Humility. Curiosity.

These are the cornerstones of the partnership we forge with our clients, where we learn as much from the community as it learns from us. Meet our team, see what services we can provide, and learn what it’s like to work with us.

"czb is an extraordinary group, whom I think of as representing the state of the art in urban planning and housing studies. They don’t just follow a playbook, but think deeply about each community with which they are engaged. Their work is precise, detailed and yet broad in its outlook, and thoroughly grounded in a commitment to equity and opportunity for low-income and vulnerable populations."

- Alan Mallach | Senior Fellow, Center for Community Progress

newS and insights

Our work is often in the news and we’ve also got a few thoughts of our own.

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The City of Greenville is rewriting its development code. Here's what you should know

September 16, 2021

eNews: Where We Are Working Right Now

July 2021

City Council Approves Land Management Ordinance Rewrite

June 14, 2021

Updates to Poughkeepsie Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Codes

June 2, 2021


Where we're working right now

PK4Keeps: Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code Update

City of Poughkeepsie, NY

Visit the project website PK4Keeps.org