What We Do
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. Here at Astig Planning, we practice environmental and community planning that acknowledges the resultant barriers and complexities of our society today. In order to serve our communities, we believe in creating plans that build bridges between decision-makers and community members that increase transparency, cultivate action, and deepen trust.
Realizing that water runoff rarely falls along city and county boundaries, we have engaged in regional watershed planning efforts to improve the natural resources we need, in order to enjoy healthy lives and thriving ecosystems. We believe in fostering rural and urban partnerships to create plans that bridge the divide and generate trust.
Since 2015, we have worked with community members and leaders to create comprehensive and master plans in order to responsibly grow their towns or envision a project. We provide interactive settings for people to get out of their seats and meaningfully contribute to a plan that will shape their community. Our outreach style is aimed at attending community events, meeting people where they live/work/play, and making sure all of our materials are accessible, whether through translation or readability.
Geographic Information Services (GIS)
We live in the age of digital information. Infusing our planning strategies with GIS analyses offers visual representations that strengthen our research and bring new information to light. Creating heat maps helps us identify service gaps for historically under-served populations so we can refine our outreach strategies and ensure that decision-makers have a better understanding of the impacts at stake.