4ward Planning Inc.
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Our Firm

4ward Planning was established to assist local governments and developers achieve sustainable development outcomes through responsible, future-based planning. Our approach, founded in socio-economic analysis, seeks the optimum development or redevelopment program for a community, based on best-case outcomes within the social, environmental, fiscal, and economic systems (the “4” in 4ward Planning). We use qualitative and quantitative methods to study population and industry trends, and present land-use findings in a graphic-friendly manner, permitting ease of interpretation and distribution.

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Social 4THOUGHT:

How do land-use choices impact people?

Social 4THOUGHT: How do our land-use choices impact people?

  • Housing Choice
  • Availability of Full-Service Food Markets
  • Living Wage Employment
  • Availability of Quality Childcare

Economic 4MULATION:

How do land-use choices impact business investment?

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  • Economic Impacts
  • Park Revenue Generation
  • Industry Employment Trends
  • Entrepreneurial Activity
  • Gap Analysis

Environmental 4SIGHT:

How do your land-use choices impact the environment?

Environmental 4SIGHT: How do our land-use choices impact the environment?

  • Air Quality
  • Water Quality
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Storm Water Management
  • Energy Consumption

Fiscal 4CAST:

How do your land-use choices impact government?

Fiscal 4CAST: How do our land-use choices impact government?

  • Revenue per Capita
  • Service Costs per Capita
  • Property Value Trends
  • Debt per Capita
  • School-Age Children