GreaterPlaces & Nisenson Consulting LLC

Getting your community in front of the future

Nisenson Consulting LLC offers planning services to harness unfolding opportunities with technology & innovative design across all sectors.  Nisenson Consulting operates GreaterPlaces, named a "Top 10" urban planning resource by Planetizen in 2016.

Client Segments & Services

Public Sector Clients: Various Departments within local governments and Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Various agencies within state and federal governments.
Private Sector Clients:  Sub-contractor to planning & engineering firms on projects.  Workshops for private sector planning, engineering, architecture and other consulting firms
Non-Profit Clients: Consultant for technical assistance, workshops for strategic planning and training

Workshops: Half and full day workshops
Training: 2-5 hour training sessions on planning for transportation & smart city technology
Roadmaps: 1 & 2-day sessions to develop actionable next steps
Plan & Code Audits & Alignment
Plan Updates: Provide recommendations and updated language for a range of plans (Comprehensive, Sector, Small Area, Long Range Transportation)

Public Engagement: Meetings, Charrettes, Scenario Planning, Innovative outreach

Company Details

  • Located in Arlington Virginia
  • Certified Woman-owned business (national through NWBOC)
  • Member of American Planning Association Smart City workgroup


Lisa Nisenson

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Preparing for New Mobility: Writing Effective Resolutions - Alta Planning + Design, author

Uber's New Wave of Urban Design. Are Cities Ready? - Mobility Lab, author

Cards for Urbanity - Congress for the New Urbanism Public Square



Case Study

Case Study: Scenario Planning Workshops for Planners: Nisenson Consulting LLC develops scenario planning workshops to help participants understand the status of smart city technology, create possible and probable scenarios, and identify next steps for their own organizations.