The instinct to build and foster community is fundamental to ZGF’s practice. Urban planning is the cornerstone of our work and has been since the firm’s inception. ZGF works with clients and their constituents to craft meaningful, vibrant spaces that function as a community’s connective tissue, promoting human interaction, productivity and quality of life. The firm’s work with ecodistricts and urban design sets a global precedent for sustainable, technology-enabled master plans and transit-oriented developments that support the health and wellness of inhabitants throughout their lifetimes. In addition, ZGF’s extensive landscape architecture services, including the designing of parks and parklets, streetscapes and promenades, are integral to the firm’s holistic urban design approach.