Process

While each project is different, our process is creative, collaborative, and can be summarized in three words: engage, connect and create.

Engage

We partner with neighborhood organizations and the City to advocate for thoughtful urban planning and design.

Connect

We use design thinking and strategic planning to improve a space's aesthetic and function.

Create

We cast a sustainable vision that upholds design standards and improves the function and quality of life in Toledo.

Defining Success

To the TDC, a successful project is more than an implemented urban plan and design. It's about uniting people, establishing a shared vision and empowering communities to take ownership over their future.

Sustainable Change

Through data collection and community engagement, we work to provide a plan that makes sense from a professional standpoint and from the community's perspective. Each plan is custom to the neighborhood and reflects the goals and desires of the individuals and organizations who live, work and play in the area.

Community Engagement

Seeing the big picture, as well as the details, is important to us. We seek out community input on every project, because you know your neighborhood best.

We partner with community leaders, neighborhood organizations and City of Toledo representatives to identify opportunities for design and planning improvement.

Design Workshops

Our collaborative approach provides opportunities to engage the community in decision-making and teach of the value of urban planning and design. Throughout a project, we often host public design workshops to gain a community perspective on a sustainable plan.

Collaborative Power

Design Workshops are one way we collaboratively work through a problem. These short, intense public work sessions bring together the TDC and the community as we sketch ideas, explore possibilities and uncover a wealth of shared knowledge connected to the project at hand. Through these workshops the TDC becomes a hub for community engagement and mobilization.

Let's Work Together

The TDC works with neighborhood organizations, City of Toledo representatives, community groups, and so many more valuable Toledo region catalysts.

Partnering with the TDC means expert professional insight and creative solutions to reach your urban planning and design goals. With each project, we help unify voices, interpret challenges and provide a clear, sustainable plan forward. Take the next step — contact the TDC.