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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.

 ❖  Arborist  

❖  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

 ❖  Grant Administration

 ❖  Grant Writing

  Heritage Planning

 ❖  Land Planning

 ❖  Land Utilization and Development Feasibility

 ❖  Landscape Architecture

 ❖  Market and Economic Feasibility

 ❖  Natural Resources and Environmental Assessment

 ❖  Residential Master Planning & Landscape

 ❖  Recreation Planning and Design

 ❖  Site Engineering

 ❖  Trail and Greenway Planning

 ❖  Urban Design

 ❖  Zoning and Development Regulations

 ❖  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

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