CHPlanning Ltd.

About Us

About Us

Established in 1998, CHPlanning provides innovative and cost-effective solutions in comprehensive planning, municipal planning, transportation planning, environmental planning, and community outreach programs for public and private clients throughout the United States.


Our Principal


Charnelle Hicks 

Ms. Hicks has 30 years of experience in comprehensive and regional planning, economic development, and public outreach.

Charnelle has management consulting experience in business organizational development and frequently shares her professional knowledge on expert conference panels. Most recently, she gave a Key Note Address to the City Planning and Urban Design Conference (CPUD) 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.

In August 2016, Charnelle was recognized as one of the Philadelphia Minority Business Leaders by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

CHPlanning specializes in transportation + infrastructure, land use + environment, design + engagement, and management + technology solutions to complex multidisciplinary problems for social and built environments. 

Our Team

Charnelle is joined by a staff full of talented and experienced planners accustomed to responding to the changing needs of a fast-paced world. The team has strong project management skills and experience with complex projects and diverse stakeholders. Our team consists of:

  • Planners with AICP, CEP, and NJ PP credentials
  • Professional Engineers (P.E.) licensed in NJ, PA, and DE
  • LEED Accredited Professionals
  • PMPEI Trainers
  • Environmental Planners
  • Transportation Planners
  • Urban Designers
  • Landscape Architects