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Thought leaders blog

Our Thought Leaders Blog covers topics of interest for our clients: public infrastructure construction and real estate development topics, municipal and state regulations, and smart and connected communities.

Designing for Safety and Security

Over the last several decades, public incidents by human aggressors are increasingly more frequent and tragic. Places of education, business, and recreation are vulnerable to

Hurricane Hardening

The advantages of having a building or facility hardened are continual use, no loss of functionality of the building, and a decrease in insurance rates for storm and flood mitigation.

Managing the Urban Forest

WGI’s certified arborists are enhancing the state of urban forests for our clients and our communities every day.

Making Way for Complete Streets

Municipalities throughout the region are focusing on the need to create transportation networks that do not solely prioritize the automobile.

Got Muck?

Sometimes the best “tool in the toolbox” is to leave some of the muck right where it is, especially if onsite wetland preservation is needed.

Sea Level Rise and Property Rights

Throughout history, engineers have proved excellent at designing and building walls on a massive scale – so a wall to hold back rising tides should be easy. Right?

Technically Speaking, We Birdied All 36 Holes…

Working with golf course designer Kipp Schulties of Kipp Schulties Golf Design, Inc., it was determined that an aerial mapping approach would minimize time onsite and create very little impact on golf course activities.