a low-profit, limited liability company

Christopher Kennedy, AIA, LEED AP - UK Architects, PC, Hanover, NH

Stuart Arnett - Arnett Development Group, Concord, NH

alliance members

About the Better Future Alliance, L3C

A Better Future is a future built on the principals of a vibrant, livable, and sustainable community.  A community that reflects its values, aspirations, and goals to attain a better life, meaningful work, life-long learning, fun, compassion, recreation, and growth.

The Better Future Alliance is an integrated team of subject-matter experts with experience in Economic Development, Community Planning, Site Design, and Architecture, all practiced through the lens of Sustainability.  A shared mission of enhancing communities in the New England tradition brings the Alliance members together.

Better Decisions

Communities - be they neighborhoods, campuses, towns or cities - are under enormous pressures.  Revenues are tight, demands are high, and the population is requiring more, but wants to pay less.  In this environment, it is difficult to see potential opportunities.  The Better Future Alliance can help in identifying these opportunities.

Opportunities exist for communities to get a better return from their existing assets and characteristics.  Under-utilized buildings and sites can become a source of new economic energy.  Attributes of a community - its population, infrastructure, culture and leadership - can be attractive to new investment once understood, acknowledged and communicated.

Better Outcomes

A well-designed community avoids reactionary, inefficient development.  Through a well informed and integrated approach, The Better Future Alliance creates development opportunities that actively attract appropriate investment.

Through our comprehensive skill sets we can help communities to discover and achieve:

  • Their most appropriate land use options.
  • A sustainable, vibrant economy.
  • Market-savvy re-use options - and redevelopment strategies  - for existing community assets: historic buildings, undeveloped lands, under-performing properties, and challenging sites such as brownfields, or older industrial buildings.
  • Housing opportunities including housing for families with walkable neighborhoods.
  • Distinctive, attractive community designs with a strong sense of place.
  • The preservation of open space, farmland, natural beauty, and critical environmental areas.
  • A variety of people-friendly transportation choices that include safe and reliable road and transit systems, with complimentary sidewalks, plazas and bike paths.
  • Better permitting:  Predictable, fair, and cost effective development decisions through communication, adopted standards, and incentives for smarter development.
  • Citizen and stakeholder participation in community decisions, to create a Better Future initiative that has staying power.