OUR Philosophy

We think of culture and nature as an integrated system. We need more than just the notion of “preservation” in our relationship with nature. To us the choice is not “Development” versus “Conservation”.  We offer a way of thinking that is a ‘both/and’ approach. This allows us to plan for a growing population while balancing the development and the natural resources that support us, and which we in turn can sustain.

IDEAS

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Despite the best of intentions, conventional planning studies frequently overlook some of the most important aspects of a community that make it a special place. This concern was the driving force for local officials and residents in the small valley... to devise a more creative means of identifying the features most needy and worthy of protection. Basic to their approach was the recognition that many times these important elements are either too obvious or too subtle to be noticed until they are gone.   - Randall Arendt

Cultivate was founded to help change the way people think about improving and managing land. we promise to...

understand

Cultivate

Facilitate

Deliver

Understand and incorporate all of the diverse interests and facets of a region into project work.

Cultivate ideas for thoughtful land stewardship and awareness of the value of preserving local heritage.

Facilitate meaningful consensus among stakeholders and the community to work toward a sustainable future.

Deliver beautiful, resilient places around a successful economic model that reconnects the place and the people.

Our Planning Approach to

Working Environments

We seek to break down the segregation of land uses that has created patterns of sprawl and to reintegrate the built environment and landscape in a variety of ways. We know how to guide an open, constructive dialogue to reach community consensus and a shared vision. This is the process of collecting and documenting all the ideas and communicating those ideas in a  compelling and easy-to-understand manner. We believe in challenging the ways of the past to bring about innovation and a fresh approach.

101 The Embarcadero, Suite 212  |  San Francisco, CA 94105  |  415.590.2020  |  info@cultivate-ca.com

Cultivate was founded to help change the way people think about improving and managing land. We are a California State Certified Small Business (SB) as well as a Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).