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Make Communities believes that local matters, and that drives our people centered and place based approach.

Make Communities helps develop accessible, equitable and empowered places, organizations and networks that are equipped with the tools they need to realize their visions.

our vision

Make Communities is a mission driven consulting firm with a vision for accessible, equitable and empowered communities.

 

We believe that quality of life and quality of place are crucial components of revitalization, and these people focused and place based opportunities must be open to all people in order for a community to truly thrive.

We believe the steps to creating a thriving neighborhood, organization or city are not one-size fits all, and no one knows what a community needs to succeed better than the people who live there.

Make Communities believes in the power of communities to come together to solve their most pressing and difficult challenges.

Firm partners Anthony Armstrong and Justin Booth have a broad, deep and practical knowledge of urban and community dynamics, from organizational and public policy to civic and physical infrastructure, community engagement and organizing, racial equity analysis and training, neighborhood and regional planning and design. Our teamʼs cross sector knowledge can help communities and organizations of all sizes establish a shared vision and reach their common goals.

our work

Make Communities works with neighborhood groups, non-profits, coalitions, foundations and local governments to create actionable strategies that lead to community change.

 

Make Communities helps equip our clients and partners with the tools they need for equitable community, organizational and economic development.

We help identify, craft and support solutions on place based, people centered priorities through community focused research; stakeholder engagement and mobilization; and training and technical assistance. 

Whether at the policy, planning, project or programmatic level, our diverse experience and hands on knowledge base guides our goal-oriented approach.

 

Learn more about our services and projects or contact us to find out how make Make Communities can support your team.

our team

It takes many voices, perspectives, relationships and efforts to build true community centered initiatives. With both technical knowledge and hands on experience, our lead partners and community of collaborators is ready to help your team marshal the ideas, resources and energy to reach your goals.

 

Anthony Armstrong provides planning, support and technical assistance for non-profits, foundations, local governments and coalitions on issues related to equitable development and community revitalization policy, projects and programs. Anthony combines evidence-based research and meaningful stakeholder engagement with hands-on experience in physical, economic and organizational planning and development. Read Anthony’s bio here.

 

Justin Booth is an expert in creating livable streets and vibrant communities. He founded and directs Buffalo’s bicycle advocacy organization and also chairs the city’s bicycle pedestrian advisory board. He has authored numerous policy and planning documents addressing livability and bicycle / pedestrian infrastructure and access, and has helped communities across New York and beyond examine, critique and plan for streets that increase activity and safety for all users.  Read Justin’s bio here.