Natural Environment
Settlement, Village, Town
Agriculture & Food Production
Open Space, Recreation, and Education
Urban Neighborhoods

About Us


The growing of healthy, sustainable communities from within by engaging diverse groups of local people in processes that result in places that display, foster, and perpetuate sustainable daily community activities.


Along with a place’s local human assets and natural resources, Land and Life® LLC uses the dynamics of five emerging and converging global trends — climate change, peak oil, water scarcity, obesity and poor public health, and aging – to the benefit of clients’ neighborhoods, towns, cities, or regions. Together we lay the foundation for sustainable, economically vital, socially vibrant communities by sharing our understanding that the five trends:

  • First-time Ever Events – communities cannot conduct business as usual;
  • Converging & Overlapping – works to our benefit; any one solution provides multiple benefits across each trend;
  • Each Based on a Common Denominator the Built Environment; a fact that allows the creation of diverse collaborative teams;
  • Each Trend’s Indicators Provide Resources to be employed in preparing for change; and that the
  • Eventual Down-sizing of most aspects of daily life is unavoidable, and a good thing.

Altogether, our jointly arrived at land planning and environmental design outcomes save on municipal service costs, promote a healthier public, reduce health-related costs, enable greater independence of an aging population, and shrink a community’s carbon footprint while building its social capital.