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sustainable design

Sustainability is the capacity to endure. For humans, sustainability is the long-term maintenance of responsibility, which has environmental, economic, and social dimensions, and encompasses the concept of stewardship and the responsible management of resource use.

The corporate name of "Landplan Engineering" was coined by the company founders to promote responsible use of our environment. That was in 1979, long before the "green" movement and before the current "sustainability" focus. Being in the land planning business meant (and still means) we focus on preserving important environmental considerations such as riparian areas and stream corridors. It means making sure, to the extent of out involvement, the project is financially sustainable, that it is not a maintenance headache or that the property would lose value as it ages. And finally, it means the design fits into the fabric of the neighborhood and community. Landplan Engineering is in the design business, which is typically pictured as a designer pouring over a set of paper design documents; recognizing this, Landplan Engineering was one of the first to promote using large screen monitors and transferring data electronically, thus significantly reducing our need for printed media.