“HOLISTIC” Sustainable Redevelopment & Public-Private Partnerships

For decades, communities have been designed and constructed with little regard to their impact on the role of the individual.  Fortunately, there is a new understanding that even large-scale urban planning  and construction projects must support individual human development, and developers are now planning communities in response to market demands.  While many land use planning and urban design firms are reacting to what they see as a new paradigm shift, we at the Hahn and Hahn Team find ourselves leading the way in this type of “holistic” sustainable community planning, which has long been the standard by which we measure our practice.

We strive to design and plan communities that not only reduce environmental impact and sustainability costs, but also enhance the quality of the individual’s life by bringing it in harmony with the environment and the larger community setting. We do this by considering economic and market factors, physical design, community input, transportation needs, socio-political public policy, and even the spiritual dimension.  Integrating these parameters with our proven planning and design skills ensures our clients a “best-practice” solution that not only meets their immediate needs, but addresses their future situation.

Since the 1970s, there has been a steady, continuous trend toward residential relocation and commercial investment in the central cities.
And with good reason – cities not only create and foster cultural diversity and economic stability, but they also tend to house the largest sectors of employment.  But communities and cities sometimes lose ground to suburban “fringe” development.  Typically, these newer outlying developments are unilaterally focused, and as a result are more susceptible to changing market conditions.  Rather than abandon the old for the new, appropriate planning can effectively salvage a community’s existing infrastructure, while redesigning a place where commerce can thrive once again.  And with that renewed commerce comes the return of vibrant neighborhoods and their residents.

Hahn and Hahn Team, Inc. has an extensive background in community revitalization and a long history of working with underserved inner city and isolated rural communities across the United States. We recognize that every community is unique, as are its ailments.  Sometimes all a neighborhood needs is an aesthetic facelift, while at other times a structural redesign may be necessary.  Whatever the task, we look to make each community thrive again, capitalizing on the features that once made it successful, while working to lower the environmental, transportation, and economic impacts of development.

Tribal Planning and Technical Assistance (TA) Consulting

Hahn and Hahn Team has a unique consulting specialty of providing Technical Assistance (TA) to American Indian Tribes throughout the United States. Mr. Hahn’s expertise in this field originated with providing planning and economic feasibility services in connection with the settlement of Indian land claims. This practice “niche” has ultimately grown into working with Native American communities across the country providing technical assistance and specialized training in the field of sustainable land use and community planning, economic development, crime prevention/drug elimination, housing, rural development, and tribal community revitalization.

Representative experience includes:

  • Reservation land use and master plans
  • Analysis of tribal development regulations and land use policies to enhance sustainability, conservation/scenic protection and Native American practices and traditions
  • Environmental impact assessments of tribal-owned land
  • Mediation of tribal land use and environmental conflicts
  • Demographic and socio-economic impact studies of
    Indian land claims
  • Economic development planning opportunities
  • Market and economic feasibility studies
  • Facility inventories of Indian owned buildings
  • Socio-economic impacts of Indian owned gaming
  • Tribal community policing
  • Affordable housing needs, financing and development strategies
  • Community based drug prevention, crime and gang prevention strategies
  • Building public-private partnerships in Indian Country