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With a keen focus on people, we constantly seek to improve communities and create more sustainable, convenient, healthy and attractive places. Michael Baker’s team of planners, landscape architects and public engagement experts collaborate with clients and communities to design shared spaces that are safe, accessible and equitable for all. We create, visualize and communicate planning concepts as they move from an initial vision through implementation, aligned with a community’s unique vision, values and development strategy. Together, we plan the future of communities that are sustainable and that meaningfully connect people to their environment.

"We offer full-service planning capabilities across many markets, enabling us to introduce our services to clients at the earliest stage of development and provide diverse opportunities to our colleagues. The range of Michael Baker’s capabilities allows us to provide important cross-cutting services such as resiliency planning and our innovations in data management, engagement and visualization enable us to deliver high-quality, data-driven and relatable plans."

Lorna Parkins, AICP, Regional Planning Practice Lead

- Lorna has performed land use, environmental and economic work on more than 40 feasibility studies and environmental impact documents for all surface modes of transportation


Lorna Parkins, AICP

Regional Practice Lead, Planning


Thought Leadership

Why Complete Streets Matter

Transit-Oriented Revival

Rust Belt River Restoration

Visualizing What-Ifs

Strategic Sustainability

Gila River Restoration




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