Perry Street Studio, LLC is a consulting firm specializing in public engagement, planning, meeting facilitation and writing. It was founded in 2015 by Dan Howe..
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Daniel A. Howe, FASLA, AICP has lived and worked in North Carolina since 1979. He started Perry Street Studio, LLC after retiring from a 29-year career as a city planner, urban designer, and ultimately Assistant City Manager of the City of Raleigh, NC, in order to write and continue to pursue his interest in the connection between people and landscapes. Dan has broad expertise in the growth and development of cities, as well as specifically in the areas of strategic planning, parks and open space planning and design, public engagement and public administration. He is a Board Member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and a member of the College of Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the American Institute of Certified Planners. Dan serves as Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Landscape Architecture program at North Carolina State University's College of Design. In his weird and varied background Dan has hiked the entirety of the Appalachian Trail with his great friend, author David Brill, has worked as a harpsichord maker's apprentice, land planner for African housing developments, proprietor of a small hammered dulcimer building business, and has cycled the length of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Perry Street Studio, LLC offers services such as writing, speaking and presentation, research, planning, documentation and facilitation for groups trying to come together to shape the world we live in.
"Growing up in the suburbs - the middle landscape between cities and countryside - I found that I could not move definitively in either direction. I love the beauty, excitement and creativity found in cities, but finds peace in the natural world. The premise behind Perry Street Studio is that there are stories to tell about living in the "middle landscape" as most of us do. These stories are about what is happening to our delicate world as we build rapidly upon it, about iconic places and people who have brought us closer to those places, about culture and connection - to cities - to places - to nature. This is the idea behind the Studio - to tell stories when and where we can and to help others tell stories that need to be told...about their neighborhood, about their city, about their experiences among people and in nature, about people's attempt to keep the planet habitable for us as a civilization."
-Daniel Howe, Raleigh, NC