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 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.


Understanding demand
Planning focus groups
Designing charrettes
Engaging listening sessions
Analyzing local trends
Targeting strategies
Defining values
Navigating constraints


Future-proofing communities
Educating residents
Illustrating complex concepts
Communicating trends
Collaborating with agencies
Understanding local needs
Working at all scales


Building grassroots relationships
Connecting planning to communities
Designing engagement tools
Creating outreach activities
Marketing via social media
Developing project websites
Designing walking tours
Celebrating local history

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