We guide progress with an integrated, collaborative approach, anchored by those who live and work in the community.
We are completely at ease working at multiple levels—from large facilitated forums to one-on-one confidential discussions—based on the unique composition of your community.
Adding Good Earth Advisors to your development team right from the start can smooth your path to approvals.
WHAT WE DO
ABOUT GOOD EARTH ADVISORS
With the rare combination of technical/science experience and intangible people skills that foster cooperation and collaboration, Val is helping find new ways to use old things — historic buildings, downtowns, contaminated industrial buildings. As a daughter of a builder with her own direct experience as a developer, she has a deep appreciation for those who are taking risks by investing in distressed communities, acquiring contaminated property, or finding creative new uses for old buildings. She understands the complexity of real estate deals and the demands of financial institutions and has done her best to bring the public and private sectors together to identify regenerative and restorative approaches to creating more livable communities.
Val has also put her skills to work for dozens of municipalities and regional agencies that have sought her advice on compatible growth, economic recovery, transit-oriented and transit-adjacent development, active transportation, and placemaking. She has a knack for honing in on things that can make a difference quickly, so the emphasis on prioritization, funding and implementation is quite apparent from the very beginning of each project. Since her work invariably involves formal and informal means of connecting with the public and affected stakeholders, she is completely at ease in large forums and has facilitated meetings involving contentious issues and diverse opinions. Unlike many firms that provide community engagement by simply recording what participants have to say, she is not afraid to air out differences while educating both sides on the benefit of finding common ground.
Regardless of what needs to be done or who needs help, Val delivers assistance with boundless energy and enthusiasm.