Progressive Urban Management Associates
Immersive • Market-Based • Tactical
Progressive Urban Management Associates (P.U.M.A.) is a national leader in helping communities and organizations across the country create and sustain thriving places. We advise clients on a wide range of community planning, economic development, organizational management, and financial solutions.
P.U.M.A.'s Core Values
Recognizing that planning is a dynamic process, we are continuously learning and adjusting our approach. As a team, we aspire to bring the following values to each of our projects:
Focus on building consensus through wide-reaching, inclusive outreach to the community
Listen deeply and learn from the experience of people who live and work in the community before drawing conclusions
Promote accessible, equitable physical and social spaces for all community members
Equip ourselves – and our client communities – with data and analysis to inform decision-making
Focus on the “how” in addition to the “what,” so that our plans are actionable and achievable
What Our Clients Say About Us
"We cannot begin to thank you and your team sufficiently for your advice and leadership related to the development of the DID strategy as well as the services and support related to reauthorization of the DID. We are confident that your ideas, strategies and great, experienced thinking will ultimately lead to the renewal of the DID for another five years. In this case you and your team made a difference in the community and the outcome."
~ John P. Weidenhammer, President, Berks Alliance - Reading, Pennsylvania