Now more than ever, cities are competing for talent...and the places with the best neighborhoods, walkable streets and engaged communities are winning. Created in 2015, this firm focuses on making cities better by promoting these elements. 
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COVID- 19 

Our office continues to remain open to serve our clients' needs during this difficult time in our world history. We have discovered that we are all inextricably connected- young, old, poor and wealthy, through different languages and continents.


Our actions do connect us.


How can we use this knowledge to advance our cities for good and better? 

Latest Blog

The Global Owl

Remember that Seinfeld episode about the close talker? How our ideas of too close have changed! Now I find myself reminiscing about places where people did get too close. 


With parks closed and cool pop-up events on hold, let's remember some of these places where close talkers were socially acceptable or at least an acceptable annoyance!

New + Exciting

Safe + Secure Artwork Created by Artist Stephen Gamson












Artist Stephen Gamson's latest work for Nuvo Suites Safe + Secure campaign to provide a safe living space for front-line responders and displaced residents affected by COVID.

PPZs and TUPs

Alphabet Soup for Lunch​

MHCP COLAB is leading an effort to craft a Temporary Use Permitting (TUP) process for the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority. Think pop-up parks, temporary gardens and playgrounds. 


The firm embarks on a year long process to create a Pedestrian Priority Zone (PPZ) for the Little Havana neighborhood in Miami. Funded through a grant from the Health Foundation of South Florida and in partnership with the City of Miami and Urban Health Partnership. Making streets safer to cross!  

FDOT Approves First Little Havana Pedestrian Zone Improvement


FDOT will proceed with design and construction improvements at the Flagler Street crossing at Miami Senior High School. An informal and unmarked crossing will be redesigned and installed to make it safer for high school students to cross this busy roadway.

Melissa Hege

Baywalk Pop-up Halted

Funding to construct the Baywalk Pop-up demonstration in coordination with the DDA's Design Guidelines and play structures has been reallocated to COVID related emergency funds.

Open source document to describe the process and lessons learned are coming soon.

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