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With a keen focus on people, we constantly seek to improve communities and create more sustainable, convenient, healthy and attractive places. Michael Baker’s team of planners, landscape architects and public engagement experts collaborate with clients and communities to design shared spaces that are safe, accessible and equitable for all. We create, visualize and communicate planning concepts as they move from an initial vision through implementation, aligned with a community’s unique vision, values and development strategy. Together, we plan the future of communities that are sustainable and that meaningfully connect people to their environment.

"We offer integrated planning capabilities across many markets, enabling us to introduce our services to clients at the earliest stage of development and provide diverse opportunities to our colleagues. The range of Michael Baker’s capabilities enables us to provide important cross-cutting services such as resiliency planning and our innovations in data analytics, engagement and visualization enable us to deliver high-quality, data-driven and relatable plans."

Niek Veraart, AICP, ASLA, ENV SP, National Planning Practice Lead

- Niek has more than 30 years of industry experience, with a focus on resilience and innovation


Niek Veraart, AICP, ASLA, ENV SP

National Practice Lead, Planning


Thought Leadership

Trends and Technology in Planning

Why Complete Streets Matter

Transit-Oriented Revival

Rust Belt River Restoration

Visualizing What-Ifs

Strategic Sustainability

Gila River Restoration




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