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.


SPECIALTY AREAS INCLUDE

Planning and Design

Neighborhood Revitalization

Housing Analysis and Strategy

Affordability, Gentrification, and Equity

Public and Small Group Facilitation

Resident Leadership Development




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Featured Work

Whether your community wants to be economically stronger, be more equitable, or increase quality of life, we partner with you to find the way forward.

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DELAWARE COUNTY AND MUNCIE, IN

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

How can a county and its core city collaborate on an implementable vision for the future?


TogetherDM was a rare effort to produce a shared county-city comprehensive plan, stemming from a recognition that issues and resources transcend municipal boundaries. Robust community engagement was instrumental in creating implementable plans that reflected widely shared values.


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TogetherDM Comprehensive Plan for Delaware County and the City of Muncie



MONROE COUNTY, NY

RENTAL HOUSING MARKET ANALYSIS AND STRATEGY

What interventions can Monroe County make to achieve better outcomes in the rental marketplace?


Understanding the mechanics of Monroe County's rental market provides context for a range of interventions. Dozens of interviews with rental owners throughout the county and city reveals insights to put policy makers and practitioners on the same page with local rental property owners.


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The Mechanics of Monroe County's Rental Housing Market



GREENVILLE, SC

GVL2040 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

How does a revitalized Greenville manage its hard-won success and invest wisely for a new era?


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.


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GVL2040: Comprehensive Plan for Greenville, SC


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Where we're working right now

Utica Housing Study

City of Utica, NY



Greenville Development Code

City of Greenville, SC



PK4Keeps: Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code Update

City of Poughkeepsie, NY


Visit the project website PK4Keeps.org


"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



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.


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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How St. Elizabeth campus could be turned into housing for South Utica

July 12, 2022

Community development playbook seeks to fuel $1.1 billion transformation in Erie region

July 8, 2022

Utica housing study results

June 17, 2022

czb eNews: Where We've Been and Where We Are Headed Next

Spring 2022

Dutchess County Releases Housing Needs Assessment

April 6, 2022