We identify value capture zoning strategies to benefit the economics and livability of your city. 


At Place Lab we work closely with cities to develop innovative mechanisms for protecting public benefit as development intensifies.  Smart growth and increasing density are important, but without proper tools a city can lose its ability to adequately fund the creation and maintenance of its public realm.  We set ourselves apart by thinking outside the box and committing to action, moving beyond more strategic planning documents to instead push cities to innovate.  Through incisive targeted analysis, we root our recommendations in quantitative data, careful observation, and lessons learned from our team's collective and diverse experience. 


City of Menlo Park - Economic Development Plan

San Francisco Planning Department - PDR Economic Analysis

City of San Jose - Urban Village Infrastructure Financing