Policy & Framework Development

We take federal and state department policies and transform their hard-fought progress into actionable and relevant policies at the county and local levels. We also work with local agencies to align new and existing initiatives upstream with policies, downstream with communities, and across sectors. 

This work requires the (re)alignment of strategic frameworks across entities.

How We Work

We approach our policy and framework development with an iterative and action-oriented lens. We are often involved with public projects that intend to case study or inaugurate a new policy alignment, initiative, or strategic framework. This process requires robust and honest dedication to the iterative process, to ensure that the impacts of decisions are evaluated in real time. We also contribute systems-level advice to agencies by summing our analyses of what success looks like with community needs across fields and industries. 

With a current focus on housing and transportation, our work deeply involves the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Department of Transportation (DOT).

What We Deliver

When working directly on a single project to influence policy or framework development, we contribute tailored advice to agencies throughout the project timeline and we develop a course-corrective strategy for incorporating lessons learned. For broad policy development, we contribute policy update memos, briefings, and industry-level analyses.