Sustainability

MAKERS is committed to developing plans and designs that are economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable.

For the past 42 years, MAKERS has promoted sustainability by helping to build environmentally healthy, economically vital, and socially cohesive communities. Working at the local, regional, and state level, MAKERS promotes sustainability by focusing on these key principles: growth management, sustainable communities, and environmental planning.

Growth Management

MAKERS helps communities, cities, and counties successfully manage growth by promoting location efficiency, energy & resource efficiency, and the preservation of environmentally sensitive and rural lands.

Sustainable Communities

MAKERS works to create socially, economically, and ecologically healthy communities. Through the creation of neighborhood plans and design guidelines, MAKERS works with communities to find innovative ways to restore degraded environments, to provide clean industrial sites, to facilitate multimodal circulation, to create transit-oriented developments, and to improve water quality.

Environmental Planning

MAKERS works to preserve and restore environmentally sensitive areas throughout the Puget Sound Region. MAKERS works at the state and local levels on Shoreline Master Programs. In addition, MAKERS works with communities on environmental enhancement and cleanup projects, including Superfund cleanup and brownfield redevelopment.