We get people together to expose them to design ideas, talk through the issues, with hands-on exercises. We bring much-needed visual information into public conversations on thorny topics such as affordable housing and density so that communities can develop a shared vision of what might be, and develop a shared vision of what might be.
Sample workshop: Upstream Downtown
Building Flood Resiliency in Vermont Downtowns
Terra Firma brought together citizens, state and local officials, and national experts to discuss how Vermont's river-based urban centers can thrive in a changing climate.
The workshop promoted the concept of "making room for the river," showcasing examples of designs that accommodate natural river function in vibrant urban waterfronts.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Salt Lake City, UT
Boston Society of Architects
Mid-America Regional Council
Kansas City, MO
Arizona State University
Vermont Planners Association
Partnership for Strong Communities
Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
Smart Growth Vermont
Essex Village Trustees
Essex Jct., VT