Center Forward is an Urban Planning firm dedicated to bringing inspiration and creativity to City making, development, and Planning processes. We were founded in 2012 to specialize in transportation and land-use planning with a commitment to creative and interdisciplinary thinking. We enjoy working with architects, engineers, designers, developers, artists, and other planners—as well as sincere engagement with private citizens to elected officials.
The results we provide are constructive analysis and practical plans for a variety of clients on projects of all scales in complex, urban settings. Center Forward is equally adept leading projects or supplementing teams. Project experience includes transportation plans, community engagement, land use plans, corridor plans, master plans, comprehensive plans, economic development, and art plans.
Along with City Planning services, we offer national and international training, supplemented with online materials. We are proud to be in the development stages of a visual communications systems tailored to building public understanding and consensus for community-centric development.
We are 100% woman-owned and certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) with the Georgia Department of Transportation. We are also certified as a Female Business Enterprise (FBE) with the City of Atlanta’s Equal Business Opportunity Program (EBO), and as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) with the City of Atlanta’s Small Business Administration Program (SBAP).
Although our company is young, our team has extensive private and public sector experience, including decades of research and analysis experience collectively, as well as 20 years of Atlanta-specific planning.