Planning Services

1892 Atlanta birds eye map
Detail from the 1892 Bird's-eye view of Atlanta

Bill Drummond has been studying, working, and teaching in the fields of city and regional planning and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for more than twenty years.  He has a Ph.D. in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He is a frequent consultant to APPS.

During his tenure as an associate professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, Bill has acquired a broad range of experience including demographic and economic analysis, land use planning, greenspace planning, and GIS-based spatial analysis.

Preservation planning is a process that determines  the following:  (1) when an area should be surveyed for historic properties, (2) whether historic properties are significant (that is, they have historic significance and retain their historic integrity), and (3) what the appropriate treatment is for an identified property.  Laura Drummond has experience in surveying areas to identify historic properties and assessing their historic significance.

APPS offers the following planning services:

  • Land use planning
  • Demographic analyses and projections
  • Greenspace planning
  • Economic analyses and employment projections
  • Historic resources surveys
  • Geographic Information Systems mapping and analysis

Image:  Detail from Bird’s eye view of Atlanta 1892, Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, Washington, DC.