At Kostelec Planning we believe communities and economies thrive when they link health to the built environment decisions. With national partners and local collaborators Kostelec Planning, based in Asheville, NC, develops and designs award-winning planning solutions to support healthy, sustainable communities.
With international expertise and localized passion, Principal Don Kostelec has managed several award-winning planning, health, and transportation projects, ranging from $5,000 to $2 million.
Our project portfolio spans the United States, from Florida to Alaska and from California to New Jersey. It includes small towns, cities, health departments, counties, health foundations, non-profit groups, and state and federal government agencies.
Our specialty areas include: Health and planning integration, health impact assessment (HIA), transportation planning, customized pedestrian and bicyclist planning, customized training for health, bicycling and walking, and complete streets implementation.
Recent Projects Include:
- Cabarrus Health Alliance (NC) Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health – Safe Routes to School Action Plans
- Matanuska-Susitna Borough (Alaska) MPO Self Assessment
- MountainElements, a MountainWise Regional Health Impact Assessment for 8 counties in southern Appalachia
- EPA Sustainable Communities Building Blocks Workshops in California, New Jersey, Florida, Louisiana, Montana and New York.
- Utah Department of Health – Looking Glass Academy workshops on Walkability
- Southwest High Point (NC) Greenway Health Impact Assessment
- Laurel Park (NC) Comprehensive Land Use Plan – Health & Wellness elements
- Black Mountain (NC) by Bike
- Garden City (Idaho) Livable Streets Plan
- Maryville to Townsend (TN) Greenway Master Plan
- Buncombe County (NC) Greenways & Trails Master Plan & Health Impact Assessment
- CAMPO (Raleigh, NC) Northeast Area Study Health Impact Assessment
- Haywood County (NC) Comprehensive Bicycle Plan & Health Impact Assessment
- French Broad River MPO (Asheville, NC) Long-Range Transportation Demand Management Plan