Chuck Wolfe, Founder and Principal Advisor of Seeing Better Cities Group (SBC), and his team provide a suite of services to help decision-makers, developers, community leaders, and city-dwellers better understand the dynamics and logistics surrounding urban growth and change and how to navigate, as well as participate in, the conversations about how they grow and evolve.
Chuck participates in regular speaking engagements, panels, and keynotes at events around the world. He speaks about transportation, density, affordability, public space, urban observation methods, and more. His speaking engagements are often paired with guided explorations around the host city or surrounding neighborhoods.
The first step in improving your city is knowing what is already there. Chuck facilitates group explorations of urban spaces affected by plans, policies, or other factors like rapid growth. These explorations show how to:
- Analyze past, present, and future realities for a place
- Visually document what you observe
- Assess impacts of change
- Use images to influence decision-making
Participants use Chuck’s Urban Diary tool during these explorations to observe and document what they find.
The SBC team has extensive experience in land use law, urban policy and planning, and building livable cities. We help decision makers create informed plans, policies, and community involvement strategies for diverse populations, as well as provide advice on apps, platforms, and visual assessment techniques. We also collaborate with civic entrepreneurs and other placemaking innovators on urban policy and related initiatives.
Our approach is distinguished by our emphasis on visual narratives that promote inclusiveness, awareness, and diversity for everyone, not just the most powerful and privileged.