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Offering our clients the best of advanced international research
“An international leader in sustainable planning.”
- Smart City Public Radio Program
The urban development consultancy of
Structura Naturalis Inc.
Industry-leading expertise in: Tactical Strategies * Urban Codes * Ratings
Systems * Economic Tools * Stakeholder Engagement and Entitlements
See our latest doctoral research in suburban retrofit and carbon-reduction tools here.
Pattern Languages; Form-Based Codes; Carbon Emissions Reduction Scenario Modeling; LEED-ND; GreenPrint; Complete Streets; EcoDistricts; Tactical Urbanism; Suburban Retrofit; Tax-Increment Finance; “Plug and Play” Tools and Toolkits; Charrettes; Capacity-Building Strategies, e..g “Asset-Based Community Development”
has served as a consultant on many projects both in America and abroad
that aim not just for superficial sustainable design, but for true
sustainability – the rarely achieved marriage of ecological soundness,
economic viability, social equity and beauty.”
Michael Mehaffy is a researcher and periodic visiting professor, fellow or instructor at five graduate schools in four countries; on the editorial boards of three international journals in sustainable urban development; developer or co-developer of three leading curricula in sustainable development; author and/or researcher for the Urban Land Institute, The Atlantic Cities, Metropolis and others; and a consultant on leading international projects for governments, businesses and NGOs. See our LinkedIn Profile. See Full CV. See 1-Page Summary. See Services Summary. See Teaching Summary.
"Michael is the one of the go-to experts for sustainable building in the world."
Michael operates an award-winning, responsive, low-overhead consultancy with extensive experience on industry-leading projects, working for governments, NGOs and private developers in the US and internationally. Michael provides a responsive, cost-effective way to give your project a strategic edge.
“Michael's ultimate skill is in getting things done. It's one thing to sustain
a conversation; converting wind to action is a different science.”
Tom Walsh, former TriMet General Manager; co-owner, Walsh Development Company, Portland OR
"I can unequivocally attest to his enthusiasm, integrity and ability."
- Bob Miller, former client, current CEO, Albertson’s LLC., former CEO, Fred Meyer Inc, Rite Aid Inc.
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Smart City Public Radio * Atlantic Monthly * Boston Globe * Traditional Building * etc
Contact us at "michael-dot-mehaffy"
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