Waterville Valley Residential/Golf Project; New Hampshire

Waterville Valley Residential/Golf Project; New Hampshire Date: 1991 The highest and best use was established and value determined for this proposed golf course. Regional dynamics and tourism trends greatly influenced this analysis.

Sustainable Transportation Study Tour

Sustainable Transportation Study Tour Date: 2007 EcoPlan conducted a study tour for two Chinese municipal planners with the purpose of showcasing the innovative transportation initiatives that were developed in association with the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The study tour focused specifically on examining contributions to transportation planning made by all levels of decision-makers, […]

Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development Trainer’s Guide

Strategic Development Plan for Tourism in Arxan, Inner Mongolia Date: 2007 EcoPlan authored a manual that assisted in the design and delivery of training workshops for the training series publication Promoting Local Economic Development through Strategic Planning, which was produced for UN‐HABITAT by EcoPlan. It provided field‐tested advice on the efficient management of the training process from […]

Strategic Development Plan for Tourism in Arxan, Inner Mongolia

Strategic Development Plan for Tourism in Arxan, Inner Mongolia Date: 2016 In 2016, EcoPlan worked with the ERTC Consulting Company to develop a year-round tourism plan for Arxan, Inner Mongolia. The project looked to encourage sustainable, nature based tourism that would improve the quality of life of those who lived in the region and advance the […]

Strategic Planning, Inglewood Golf Club; Seattle, Washington

Strategic Planning, Inglewood Golf Club; Seattle, Washington Date: 2006-2009 EPI conducted a participatory and intensive strategic planning process with members and the board of Inglewood Golf Club. The strategic plan was followed up with years of monitoring and evaluation based on the framework and member survey devleoped as part of the project.  

Solid Waste Management Planning (Philippines)

Solid Waste Management Planning (Philippines) Date: 1996=1997 Working with CIDA, the Canadian Urban Institute and the Philippines National Government, EcoPlan developed a multi-stakeholder approach to solid waste management. Our team examined all aspects of an integrated solid waste management strategy using an approach that has since been widely adopted and implemented around the world.  

Skyland Country Club; Crested Butte, CO

Skyland Country Club; Crested Butte, CO Date: 1991 The study established a basis for legal proceeding and expert witness testimony. Market and economic factors provided the rationale for a land residual value analysis to determine the value for the development.  

Silver Creek Resort; Colorado

SilverCreek Resort; Colorado Date: 1989 This study was used as the foundation for legal proceedings and expert testimony. It determined the value of land for compensation purposes. The research also helped to define future development and marketing strategy for the site.  

Shadow Roc Development; Tucson, Arizona

Shadow Roc Development; Tucson, Arizona Date: 1991 Environmental factors greatly impacted valuation of this land parcel in Tucson, slated to be developed as a residential and golf resort project.  

Regional Ecotourism Planning in the Proposed Choco-Andean Biodiversity Corridor

Regional Ecotourism Planning in the Proposed Choco-Andean Biodiversity Corridor Date: 2000 EcoPlan conducted a comprehensive ecotourism planning and feasibility study in the Choco-Andean Corridor of northwestern Ecuador. Using a participatory, community-based planning approach, the study included an analysis of regulatory frameworks, ecological concerns, archeological sites, infrastructure, community capacity, and regional land use factors.

Red Eagle Project; Red River, New Mexico

Red Eagle Project; Red River, New Mexico Date: 1995 This study analyzed feasibility and economic potentials that contribute to a small year round resort community.

Public Golf Course; Pullman, Washington

Public Golf Course; Pullman, Washington Date: 1991 This study showed a comparative site evaluation of several donated land parcels. We made public presentations and discussed the social and financial implications of golf course development. The impacts of seasonal population of this university-town had significant implications on the study results.

Public Golf Course; Port Lavaca, Texas

Public Golf Course; Port Lavaca, Texas Date: 1990 This study primarily analyzed golf course recreation opportunities for local residents, a golf course’s ability to help capture regional growth, and its contribution to the city’s fledgling tourism industry.

Public Golf Course; Nez Pierce County, Idaho

Public Golf Course; Nez Pierce County, Idaho Date: 1990 This analysis determined the viability of developing a public golf course on donated land, and established responsible development expectations based in the reality of the marketplace.

Public Golf Course; Maple Ridge, Utah

Public Golf Course; Maple Ridge, Utah Date: 1991 This analysis focused on outdoor recreation opportunities and potential gains in real estate value.

Public Golf Course; Chisholm, Minnesota

Public Golf Course; Chisholm, Minnesota Date: 1990 This analysis examined the feasibility of using a golf course to rehabilitate an abandoned mine site. This was part of an overall regional tourism strategy.

Public Golf Course; Hurricane, Utah

Public Golf Course; Hurricane, Utah Date: 1990 Economic development opportunities were central to capturing more of the explosive tourism growth in the southwest portion of Utah and distribute tourism growth while capitalizing on tourism interest in Zion National Park.

Public Art and Design in Large Municipal Infrastructure

Public Art and Design in Large Municipal Infrastructure Date: 2015 With new infrastructure facilities in development and others in the planning stages, Metro Vancouver was looking to explore the opportunities and values of a more formalized approach to incorporating public art and achieving higher architectural and urban design standards in its infrastructure projects. EcoPlan provided Metro […]

Public Art and Design in Small Municipal Infrastructure

Public Art and Design in Small Municipal Infrastructure Date: 2015-2016 EcoPlan was retained by Metro Vancouver to provide information regarding best practices for integrating public art into new facility development and upgrades, including both small- and mid-sized infrastructure, and the policies supporting its procurement and integration. Through interviews with with public art staff, consultants, and regional […]

Politics, Strategies, and Structural Projects Workshop (Mexico)

Politics, Strategies, and Structural Projects Workshop (Mexico) Date: 2009 EcoPlan facilitated a workshop on politics, strategies and structural projects to facilitate brainstorming and innovation regarding the future of urban areas in northern Mexico. This workshop, which was attended by members of the municipalities of Tijuana, Tecate, and Playas de Rosarito, aimed to generate a participatory […]

Municipal Golf Course; Lawson, Missouri

Municipal Golf Course; Lawson, Missouri Date: 1992 This study considered creative financing and donations from the community to develop this local golf course.

Municipal Golf Course; Buckeye, Arizona

Municipal Golf Course; Buckeye, Arizona Date: 1990 In this study, we closely analyzed the influence of vehicle traffic on golf course development in this small isolated town

Municipal Golf Course; Ashland, Oregon

Municipal Golf Course; Ashland, Oregon Date: 1992 This study examined the need for more outdoor recreation and potential revenue in a growing community.

Municipal Golf Course Mining/Landfill Reclamation and Remediation; Anaconda, Montana

Municipal Golf Course Mining/Landfill Reclamation and Remediation; Anaconda, Montana Date: 1990 This analysis looked at the economic feasibility of using innovative remediation techniques with golf course construction to control toxic mining waste and simultaneously spur community economic development. The project focused on a “win-win” solution to the difficult problem of mine waste clean-up.

Municipal Economic Development Strategies (Paraguay)

Municipal Economic Development Strategies (Paraguay) Date: 2000 Working with the Canadian Urban Institute, EcoPlan coordinated the development of three strategic economic development plans in the Paraguayan municipalities of Luque, (pop. 180,000) Aregua (pop. 130,000), Guarambare (pop. 9,000). These three municipalities are all in the Central Government District, adjacent to the capital of Asuncion. Tourism, small/medium-size […]

Local Economic Development Through Strategic Planning

Local Economic Development Through Strategic Planning Date: 2006 EcoPlan helped facilitate a workshop organized around the four-volume Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development, a joint UN-HABITAT-EcoPlan publication. The event focused on interactive group training, where participants learned from each other, the trainer, and the training materials. It included Country Dialogues where local and regional participants […]

Local Economic Development Seminar – World Urban Forum

Local Economic Development Seminar – World Urban Forum Date: 2006 EcoPlan designed and facilitated a professional development seminar on strategic planning for local economic development (LED) as a special “pre-event” for the World Urban Forum. The interactive seminar examined how various groups – including donors, local government, private sector, and civil society organizations – are […]

Local Economic Development in Practice

Local Economic Development in Practice Date: 2013 The precursor to this joint UN-Habitat / EcoPlan International toolkit, Promoting Local Economic Development through Strategic Planning, focused primarily on process – how to develop an economic development strategy through participatory methods. This toolkit looks at local economic development in practice. It dives deeper into some of the […]

Local Economic Development for Small and Medium Sized Cities

Local Economic Development for Small and Medium Sized Cities Date: 2012 As part of an ongoing partnership with UN Habitat in providing expert support and advice for local economic development (LED) around the globe, EPI developed the following six tools for LED: (1) Services and Support – i3 Ideas, Impact, Implementation; (2) Situation Assessment: Assets, […]

Local Economic Development & Municipal Service Delivery (Zambia)

Local Economic Development & Municipal Service Delivery (Zambia) Date: 2005 Working with UNDP, EcoPlan undertook three main actions over the course of this project: an evaluation of UNDP support of decentralization, with recommendations for a way forward; an exploratory assessment of opportunities to support LED in relation to the process of decentralization; and an evaluation […]

Kaniki Point

Kaniki Point Date: 1993 Meeting the requirements of Ministry of Environment in the Philippines and international lending standards, these studies helped launch the Kaniki Point Resort in the Philippines.

Horezu Local Economic Development Strategy (Romania)

Horezu Local Economic Development Strategy (Romania) Date: 2005-2006 EcoPlan coordinated the development of a strategic economic development plan in Horezu, a town of 10,000 in central Romania. The plan’s development involved the community, local businesses, schools and numerous stakeholder groups. The resulting plan was the first broad-based strategic plan for local economic development in Romania […]

Ecotourism Environmental Evaluation, Venezuela

Ecotourism Environmental Evaluation, Venezuela Date: 1998-1999 EcoPlan conducted an ecotourism development evaluation in Venezuela for DEG – Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, Germany’s finance and consultancy institution for private sector development in the developing countries of the South. EcoPlan conducted a comprehensive due diligence evaluation of ecotourism including environmental, cultural, management, marketing, training and social […]

Ecotourism Environmental and Social Gap-Analysis

Ecotourism Environmental and Social Gap-Analysis Date: 2012 EcoPlan conducted an environmental and social gap-analysis for the purpose of financing the expansion of sustainable tourism operations of Rain Forest Adventures. A range of methods was employed including desk analysis, field investigations of operations in Jamaica and Costa Rica and research to determine overall corporate responsibility and […]

District Strategic Development Planning (Palestine)

District Strategic Development Planning (Palestine) Date: 2007 EcoPlan created a participatory planning manual and facilitator’s guide that served as the first comprehensive roadmap for regional planning in occupied Palestinian territories (oPt).  Its process and tools are utilized in establishing District Strategic Development Plans, the guiding strategies for regional land use planning and development in the […]

Puerto Rico EPA

Puerto Rico EPA Date: 2012-2013 Values Scope and EPI were contracted by the EPA to facilitate a “public values forum” workshop held in Guánica, Puerto Rico.

Korea Strategic Planning Training

Korea Strategic Planning Training Date: 2012 EcoPlan supported the development of tools and the delivery of a seven day training on eco-efficient and socially inclusive infrastructure.

Costa Rica Pineapple Conflict

Costa Rica Pineapple Conflict Date: 2011 EcoPlan supported a training session was on how to apply structured decision support to the challenges of agricultural development in Costa Rica.

Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development (Philippines)

Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development (Philippines) Date: 2009 EcoPlan conducted two workshops in the Philippines that focused on building a deeper understanding of local economic development practices and approaches for national government stakeholders and members of selected local government organizations. The workshops introduced participants to a value-based, strategic planning approach that incorporates structured decision-making […]

Strategic Planning for Eco-Efficient and Socially Inclusive Infrastructure

Strategic Planning for Eco-Efficient and Socially Inclusive Infrastructure Date: 2011-12 EcoPlan supported the development of tools and the delivery of a seven day training on eco-efficient and socially inclusive infrastructure. Participants included municipal planners, architects, engineers and administrators from local governments throughout Asia and the Pacific. The training included lectures from leading academics and practitioners […]

LED Egypt – Training and Strategi Planning

LED Egypt – Training and Strategi Planning Date: 2007 EcoPlan developed a local economic development (LED) training series in partnership with UN-HABITAT, through a process of research, peer review and field‐testing.

Snohomish, Washington Watershed Plan

Snohomish, Washington Watershed Plan Date: 1991 EcoPlan provided support to a major public process devoted to developing a watershed plan for Snohomish Basin, which includes Seattle, Everett and many outlying rural communities. EcoPlan initially provided training to staff in the use of decision-aiding tools and public process alternatives. Following this, EcoPlan provided on-going consulting support, […]

Public Art and Design in Mid- Sized Municipal Infrastructure

Client: Metro Vancouver Date: 2015 With new infrastructure facilities in development and others in the planning stages, Metro Vancouver was looking to explore the opportunities and values of a more formalized approach to incorporating public art and achieving higher architectural and urban design standards in its infrastructure projects. EcoPlan provided Metro Vancouver with information regarding precedent-setting examples where […]

Sustainable Tourism Development, Philippines

Sustainable Tourism Development Strategy, Boracay, Western Visayas, Philippines Travel Republic Of The Philippines Beach Boracay In Boracay, the major destination resort, Guimaras, one of the poorest provinces in the country at the time, and Palawan -- EPI worked with CUI and local governments to develop comprehensive sustainable tourism plans. From development guidelines and marketing, to [...]

Zha Lai Nuo Er, China Strategic Development

Strategic Development Plans for Zha Lai Nuo Er, China EPI, working with Beijing based ERTC, developed a multi-billion dollar strategic development plan, with a focus on sustainable tourism, for Zha Lai Nuo Er region of Manchuria. It included: 1. Assessment Analysis; 2. Zha Lai Nuo Er Tourism Infrastructure Plan; 3. Mammoth Park Conceptual Development Plan; [...]

Tourism Business Evaluation of Rainforest Tram LTD.

Tourism Business Evaluation: Environmental and Social Investment Analysis of Rainforest Tram LTD. As part of DEG’s environmental and social due diligence process RFT retained EPI to conduct a social and environmental gap analysis of RFT’s current tourism operations. Research and field analysis was conducted in Jamaica and Costa Rica. A propietarty evaluation framework compatible with [...]