Planning Works is a full-service planning firm that traces its roots to the former Freilich, Leitner & Carlisle Planning Group. Planning Works has developed award-winning plans, development regulations, design guidelines, capital improvement programs and a variety of other tools to guide local decision-makers. We're a team of accomplished professionals experienced in planning, land use law, fiscal analysis and community design. Our approach reflects a practical, realistic approach. We bring not only our experience, but our enthusiasm and our commitment. The Planning Works Team remains at the forefront of planning theory and application.
Michael J. Lauer, AICP, Principal
As the founding partner based in Melbourne Beach, Florida, Michael Lauer has served local governments from coast to coast over the last 25 years. He has developed award-winning growth management programs addressing diverse land use planning and policy issues, including concurrency, infrastructure funding, development regulation, and facilitation of intergovernmental agreements and public-private partnerships.
Bruce G. Peshoff, JD, Principal
Concentrating on the integration of land use planning, law and economics, Bruce Peshoff understands the relationship between environmental and fiscal sustainability and development needs. With 20 years of experience representing public and private clients, his approach blends consensus-building with a strong legal and technical foundation, ensuring that plans, strategies and ordinances reflect local values and are implementable and defensible.
Michael Chandler, PhD.
Michael Chandler is a nationally recognized planning expert. Formerly a professor at Virginia Tech, he developed state and national award winning planning education programs, including the Virginia Certified Planning Commissioners' Program, the Virginia Certified Boards of Zoning Appeals Program, the Virginia Institute for Planning Commissioners, the Virginia Mayors' Institute and the Virginia County Board Chairmen's Institute.
Brian F. Kelly, GIS Manager
Geographic information system (GIS) technology is revolutionizing growth management, allowing access to data and levels of analysis that inform better decision making. Brian Kelly oversees production and management of the firm’s geographic information systems (GIS) services.
Sarah C. Humphrey, AICP, Project Planner
Sarah Humphrey has contributed to comprehensive planning and development regulation projects for cities and counties across the country. She works to synthesize client and participant goals into an implementable policy framework, with a belief that practical understanding of implementation strategies allows communities to better achieve their vision.