Urban Rain|Design embraces a burgeoning City Green Movement. That is to say, we promote traditional forms of urban development that focus on compact, pedestrian-scale, and place-making communities that also integrate practical and functional landscape systems, often referred to as green infrastructure, to help heal the environmental impacts of urbanization. During the last century, the rapid build out of our communities, whether ultra-urban or suburban in form, have systematically displaced the natural landscape and the critical systems reliant on this landscape. The environmental, economic, and social/human health costs of this built pattern are only now being fully realized and quantified. However, we contend that well-balanced development allows the landscape to be surgically and seamlessly retrofitted into the built realm to help regain, even if limited, some of these natural landscape functions. In concert with introducing more landscape within the built environment, the City Green Movement categorically rejects the auto-centric design of our communities that has resulted in rapid urban sprawl and unchecked land consumption over the last 60 years. The design of this type of urban form creates significant amounts of impervious hardscape, lacks any sense of pedestrian scale, is spatially inefficient, and creates a compromised human aesthetic. We believe that the suburban landscape can be redesigned, at both small and large scales, to accommodate multi-modal transportation systems, green infrastructure, and urban spaces that are attractive, distinctive, and economically sustainable. The City Green Movement can only be achieved through the collective expertise of multiple professional disciplines. Success will often require the combined creative and technical talents of landscape architecture, urban design, architecture, civil/transportation engineering, and the various sub-specialties within these practices. Urban Rain|Design is excited to work with like-minded professionals to help communities create thriving and environmentally-balanced places to work, play, and live.