Torti Gallas is committed to working actively with community stakeholders to arrive at innovative and appropriate solutions that are “owned”by the community. We have conducted hundreds of public meetings, workshops, and charrettes to engage communities in planning and designing “win-win” solutions for challenging urban conditions. In each case, we have worked to craft a stakeholder infrastructure that is specific to the unique conditions and makeup of the community. We seek to involve residents, community leaders, clergy, elected officials, county officials, staff, and other important participants, as appropriate, to obtain the necessary level of community participation to ensure a plan’s success. We accept our role as civic builders in the creation of diverse communities of sound economy, sensitive ecology, and social
equity which balance the direct, private needs of our clients with the larger responsibility to create the public realm.