What We Do
Progressive Urban Management Associates (P.U.M.A.) is a national leader in helping communities and organizations create and sustain thriving places. We advise clients on a wide range of community planning, economic development, organizational management, and financial solutions.
DOWNTOWN STRATEGIC PLANS
Utilizing our prior experience working as practitioners in the field, we support downtown management organizations in developing tactical strategic plans to guide their evolution, blending local aspirations with national best practices.
BID FORMATION & RENEWAL
For nearly 30 years, we have worked across the country to create more than 80 business improvement districts (BIDs) that collectively generate more than $100 million annually to maintain, market, and activate downtowns and other commercial areas.
COMMUNITY VISION & ACTION PLANS
Using our market-based approach, we are experts in leading the development of downtown, neighborhood, and corridor master plans in cities and towns of all sizes.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & RESILIENCY
Building upon a community’s inherent strengths and competitive advantages, we develop tailored strategies for economic growth and resiliency in urban, suburban and rural settings.
MARKET ASSESSMENTS & TRENDS
Our market assessments are easily-digestible, blending hard data with stakeholder insights to reveal unique opportunities to the community. We incorporate a national perspective on the forces shaping cities and downtowns by using research from P.U.M.A.’s Global Trends Report.
HEALTHY COMMUNITY STRATEGIES
We provide planning and technical assistance to aid communities with equitable access to fresh foods, development of local food systems, and design of places that encourage physical activity and community connection.