community planning specialists
As community planning specialists, Planning4Places offers a range of planning services from land use and transportation planning to resiliency planning. Planning4Places was established in 2009 by Katherine Ember, AICP. The firm is a certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) in New York State and a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) throughout most of the Northeast.
Our staff has experience throughout the Northeast and around the country. Located in the Capital Region of New York State, we have exceptional accessibility throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic – able to reach much of it within a few hours. For longer distances, we are just a short flight away.
Katherine Ember, AICP – Founding Principal
Katherine has 17 years experience in community planning with expertise in developing and managing comprehensive plans, land use and transportation plans, land use regulations, design guidelines, open space plans, disaster preparedness and resiliency plans, and strategic and revitalization plans.
James Levy, AICP – Principal
In 2013, James Levy, AICP, joined Planning4Places helping to grow our transportation and land use planning practice. James has 19 years experience in both transportation and land use planning. He has worked with MPOs, DOTs, and municipalities on corridor planning, statewide planning, multi-municipal planning, bike and pedestrian planning, and freight planning studies.