MUSE delivers our clients and partners a clearer path forward to advance their goals. 


MUSE helps agencies and municipalities make smarter transportation decisions.  


MUSE engages our clients work with their community to create plans and implement projects.  


MUSE is intentional in how we draft and implement every plan, strategy, or investment.

MUSE Community + Design creates plans, policies, and processes to help communities achieve the goals they establish for themselves via a people-focused approach to develop realistic, tailored solutions that celebrate communities’ assets. MUSE Community + Design is also a certified WBE and DBE. Our team is well-versed in land use, zoning, mobility, economic development, and historic preservation, and has worked on behalf of communities across the Chicago region, nationally, and internationally.

Building grassroots relationships
Connecting planning to communities
Designing engagement tools
Creating outreach activities
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion webinars
Social media
Project website development
Designing walking tours
Celebrating local history
Interim program management
Inclusive economic development

Future-proofing communities
Educating residents
Illustrating complex concepts
Communicating trends
Collaborating with agencies
Understanding local needs
Working at all scales
Understanding demand
Staff training and development
Comprehensive Market Analysis
Affordable housing plans

Planning focus groups
Designing charrettes
Chamber of commerce work
Engaging listening sessions
Analyzing local trends
Targeting strategies
Defining values
Navigating constraints
Interim executive director 
Organizational strategic planning
Housing needs assessment