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.
Urban Land Institute
Minneapolis / St. Paul
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