The Suburban Side of Transit-Oriented Development

By Mike Kritzman  |  October 24, 2018

Over the past 25 years, The Lakota Group has planned and designed transit-oriented developments around the Midwest. And we continue to help communities to transform the areas around their stations into destinations, hubs of economic activity, and people-filled Places. These projects and our current work in Chicago, Naperville, Niles, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, and Deerfield... Read More

Categories: 25 Lakota, Ideas + Research

Awards Season

By The Lakota Group  |  October 24, 2018

We are excited to announce that The Lakota Group has received two American Planning Association Awards this year! The Peoria Avenue BRT Land Use Framework was selected for the APA-OK 2018 Outstanding Plan Award: Lakota helped implement a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service for Peoria Avenue, a main north-south corridor adjacent to downtown Tulsa.... Read More

Categories: Around the Office, Awards + Accolades

25 Years of Downtown Plans

By The Lakota Group  |  September 25, 2018

We’ve worked in downtowns across the country—large and small—to craft placemaking, transportation, and economic development strategies that provide both vibrant spaces for residents and destinations for visitors. Our downtown project experience includes design standards and form-based codes, public art and open space programming, streetscape planning and design, heritage tourism and Main Street planning, and signage... Read More

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Join us at the BARK(ing) Spot!

By The Lakota Group  |  September 10, 2018

We are excited to announce that in celebration of PARK(ing) Day on September 21st, The Lakota Group will be transforming parking spaces on West Illinois Street into an urban oasis filled with adoptable dogs from The Anti-Cruelty Society. This temporarily-transformed space, the BARK(ing) Spot, will feature leafy landscaping; comfy places to sit and play; and... Read More

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25 Years of Parks & Playgrounds

By The Lakota Group  |  August 27, 2018

Since 1993, The Lakota Group has designed numerous parks across the Chicagoland area—from neighborhood playgrounds to entire park district comprehensive plans. Through every aspect of the process, we incorporate innovative, sustainable design and extensive community input. Check out just some of the parks and playgrounds we have worked on over the past 25 years!  ... Read More

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Park and Recreation Month Celebration Continues

By The Lakota Group  |  July 31, 2018

For 25 years, we’ve been planning Park and Recreation Plans around the Midwest. We are closing out Park and Recreation month with some insight on how Lakota’s process has become more accessible, reliable, and even more engaging!   Read More

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25 Years of Parks and Rec Planning

By The Lakota Group  |  July 25, 2018

For the last 25 years, Lakota has been working with communities across the country to transform parks, trails, waterfronts, and recreation fields into beautiful, active, and relaxing places for everyone. We’ve learned a lot along the way and have highlighted a few lessons learned from the firm’s top Parks and Rec planners. Read More

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25 Years of Community Engagement

By The Lakota Group  |  June 25, 2018

For 25 years, The Lakota Group has engaged communities in fun and innovative ways. From St. Cloud, Minnesota, to San Antonio, Texas, and everywhere in between, we continue to create visionary work that is rooted in community stakeholders’ unique needs and desires. We seek to strike a balance between forward-thinking technologies and good ol’ fashioned face-to-face... Read More

Categories: 25 Lakota, Uncategorized

25 Years of Comprehensive Plans

By The Lakota Group  |  May 29, 2018

Since 1993, comprehensive and regional planning has evolved from land use “bubble maps” to strategic thinking on community resiliency, placemaking, and quality of life. Comprehensive plans must also inspire communities to be stewards of their own future and active participants in implementation. Lakota has completed numerous comprehensive plan assignments over the years in large cities, small... Read More

Categories: 25 Lakota, Uncategorized

Newsiest of News

By The Lakota Group  |  May 17, 2018

25 YEARS AND COUNTING: This year marks Lakota’s 25th anniversary, and we are celebrating with a #LAKOTA25 CAMPAIGN. A series of blog posts on the 25th of each month highlight the range of work we have done over the past 25 years, and what’s ahead for Lakota. Be on the lookout for social media posts... Read More

Categories: Around the Office