- STRATEGIC CONSULTING FOR RESILIENT DEVELOPMENT -
      

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Offering our clients the best of advanced international research
combined with
The best of proven, practical tools for healthy urban growth


“An international leader in sustainable planning.”
- Smart City Public Radio Program

 

     The urban development consultancy of

Michael W. Mehaffy CNU-A, MICTP

Structura Naturalis Inc.

 

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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”


“Mehaffy 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.”
- Traditional Building Magazine



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."
- Tim Meyer, client and developer, Pringle Creek Community, Oregon; co-founder, Kettle Foods Ltd.


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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SUMMARY OF REFERENCES

     
Recent Media Coverage

Smart City Public Radio * Atlantic Monthly * Boston Globe * Traditional Building * etc

 

Archive of papers       Additional Work Samples

 

 

 

More about:              Work                      Ideas                      Background  

 

Contact us at "michael-dot-mehaffy" at gmail.com

for an initial consultation at no cost and no obligation