Good environmental analysis doesn’t just tally up impacts, but finds opportunities to address and solve serious environmental concerns. This critical part of the planning process is best integrated with the initial stages of project development. PlaceWorks is one of the few firms in California that offer services in environmental review as well as comprehensive planning and design—including on-call environmental services. Creating policies and designs that self-mitigate environmental effects can streamline the process. To help clients stay on top of the latest technology and trends, we continually monitor legal precedent and legislative proposals, and survey personnel from industry and government.