Residential Master Planning & Landscape


Community Development and Housing

Community and Regional Planning

Development Impact

Downtown and Neighborhood Revitalization

Economic Development

Expert Testimony

Fiscal Analysis

GIS Mapping and Graphic Design

Heritage Planning

Land Planning

Land Utilization and Development Feasibility

Landscape Architecture

Market and Economic Feasibility

Natural Resources and Environmental Assessment

Recreation Planning and Design

Site Engineering

Trail and Greenway Planning

Urban Design

Zoning and Development Regulations


Urban Research & Development Corporation (URDC) offers consulting services to governments, non-profits and private sector clients. Much of our experience is in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Since 1968, we also worked in Delaware, New York, Connecticut, South Carolina, and other states.

URDC’s public sector clients include municipalities, regional entities, and counties. State and federal agencies have also retained us. Our private clients include developers, investors, attorneys, and others involved in development and preservation activities of all types.

URDC offers many complementary disciplines and specialties. We complete projects of major scope and impact. At the same time, we are small enough to guarantee personal service on every project – large or small.


American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

American Planning Association / Pennsylvania Planning Association

American Society of Landscape Architects

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

Maryland Recreation and Parks Association

National Main Street Center

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Pennsylvania Downtown Center

Pennsylvania Horticulture Society 

Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society

Preservation Pennsylvania

Rails to Trails Conservancy

Registered Engineers: PA (adjunct staff)

Registered Landscape Architects (RLA): PA, NJ

Urban Land Institute

Wildlands Conservancy

National Recreation and Park Association