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With a creative, forward-thinking mindset, Nspiregreen Ltd., a Division of CHPlanning, is a leader in planning. We combine our professional backgrounds in engineering and urban planning with community organizing to fulfill our vision to facilitate the empowerment and transformation of every community on the planet.

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Our Principal

Charnelle Hicks

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

Our Planners and Professionals

Our team is 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

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Federal Small Business 

  • SBA 8(a)

  • Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

  • Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)


Certified Business Enterprise

  • District Department of Small and Local Business Development (12 points)​


  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

  • Montgomery County, Maryland

  • Prince George’s County, Maryland

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Jacksonville, Florida

  • New York City, New York

  • DC Water


Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (LDBE)

  • Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA)

State DBE 

  • District of Columbia 

  • Florida

  • Maryland

  • New Jersey

  • New York

  • North Carolina

  • Pennsylvania

  • Virginia


  • North Carolina Department of Transportation

  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation


A/E Schedule

  • District Department of Transportation (Categories K and I)

  • City of Pittsburgh (Transportation Planning Studies; Public/Stakeholder Engagement Services)

  • City of Charleston (Transportation Planning; Public/Stakeholder Engagement)

Nondiscrimination Statement

Nspiregreen Ltd. ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact Donica McNeill-Taylor at (202) 793-5600.

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