A Better World.
Committed to Creating a Better World
I founded Astig Planning to address one core question: How are we going to plan our communities and care for our ecosystems in a changing climate?
My answer: Together.
Astig (pronounced ah-STEEG) is the Tagalog (Filipino) word for 'fresh, bold, unique'. I believe that in order to resolve society's tough issues we need fresh, bold, and unique ideas and strategies.
My planning services aim at transforming communities and landscapes through engagement, empowerment, and advocacy. I work towards a world of activated communities, healthy ecosystems, and lasting equity. A world in which those most impacted by today's social problems are at the center of creative, community-based solutions that lead to full and dignified lives.
We are bridge builders
We believe that planning can be a force for positive change in our communities. As a field of practice, planning has a history of enacting policies and procedures that further disadvantage already marginalized communities. Astig Planning practices environmental and community planning that acknowledges the resultant barriers and complexities of our society today. In order to serve our communities, we create plans that build bridges between decision-makers and community members and increase transparency, cultivate action, and deepen trust.
Proud to be a Certified Targeted Small Business
Astig Planning is Womxn-Owned and Operated. The state of Iowa recognizes that it is important to promote and support businesses like us! One more reason why we love this state and want to do climate justice work here.