Since its inception 27 years ago, GCR & Associates, Inc. has provided strategic managerial and technological consulting services to a broad array of governmental, institutional, and corporate clients throughout the US. The firm has the ability to design and develop custom data management applications.
GCR specializes in demographic and data analysis, i.e. in collecting, analyzing, and presenting data from a wide variety of sources, including data from various government agencies and data from surveys designed and conducted by the planning department itself. The planning department’s land use services have included thematic mapping and geographic analysis according to the American Planning Association’s Land Based Classification System (LBCS); coordination between land use plans and zoning ordinances; and the formulation of land use classifications and corresponding area maps that respond to community needs.
In addition to land use planning and development, GCR also specializes in right-of-way management and acquisition; urban and transportation planning services; community-wide risk assessments; formulating mitigation strategies and prioritized action agendas; and generating detailed maps that illustrate the potential effects of hazards upon the subject community. The firm has also managed community-based planning activities including coordinating community meeting schedules; facilitating community input at public meetings; soliciting opinion through survey and outreach activities; and keeping the public informed and involved in the planning process through mailings and newsletters.