Philosophy

CIVITAS is committed to the design and development of ecologically-sensitive communities and to city shaping and place making.

We are proponents of designing communities based on the principles of “Green Urbanism”, which emphasizes the integration of compact development with on-site natural open space as a means of preserving diminishing natural resources and changing the living experience. CIVITAS also promotes walkability, transit-based development, higher and diverse densities, mixed use and memorable, contextually-based, authentic places.


We manage our design processes to identify issues and opportunities, develop and evaluate alternative choices to best meet both private and public objectives. This approach is based in a philosophy of “balancing” of environment, economic and social goals so that none are sacrificed at the expense of others.