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Supporting communities since 2009

Let's get started on your unique community project


Our firm offers clients services in the following general areas:

Land Use Planning

Transportation Planning

Public Engagement

Disaster Preparedness & Planning


"Every walk, ride, drive or trip is an opportunity to see real-world implementation. We take photos wherever we go to give us inspiration and show our clients examples of what is possible...and to use the existing built environment as our classroom."

Our urban and regional experience covers the Northeast and across the country.



We only work for the public sector. Our clients range from small rural communities to large cities, state, non-profits, MPOs, and federal government agencies.

See what our clients have to say about the work we have done for them over the years!


As community planning specialists, Planning4Places offers a wide range of planning services from land use and transportation planning to resiliency planning and public engagement. 


Planning4Places was established in 2009 by Katherine Ember, AICP. The firm is a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) in New York State and a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) throughout most of the Northeast.

Located in the Capital Region of New York State, we believe that good planning is the result of community-based consensus building. Because each project is different, we strive to ensure that every plan and planning project reflects each community's unique needs and ideals.

What we do

We help communities plan for the future

Contact Us

Tel: 518.280.2040

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