Conserving the Environment
Conserving the Human Spirit

About Us

Earth Design International, Inc. offers a
wide range of assessment, planning, design and facilitation
services. Earth Design International has a team of
professionals dedicated in the pursuit of improving planning
and the conservation of our resources, including people,
land, water, and habitat.

We encourage you to contact Earth Design International for
assistance in sustainable land use planning; community
planning; economic development plans; environmental site
assessment, erosion control; river and stream stabilization
and restoration; agency permit coordination through local,
state and federal agencies; and meeting facilitation and
conflict mediation as well as grant preparation.
Earth Design International
Specializing in:
Community and Regional Planning and Design
Environmental Studies and Reports
Meeting Facilitation and Dispute Mediation
Mediation of International Issues
Economic Development
Erosion Control
Stream and River Restoration and Stabilization
Energy Conservation
Permit Coordination
Volunteer Coordination
Grant Application Assistance
Improving the Knowledge of our Surroundings

(see details and additional information on this website)

Combined over sixty years of experience in conservation
planning and environmental studies.

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Photo of Mural from artist Deryl Day
Other photos & Designs by Don Funk & Doreen Liberto Blanck
Santa Lucia Group
Spyglass-South Palisades Specific Plan
About the Managing Partners of Earth Design International:

Doreen Liberto-Blanck AICP, MDR, ACR: Founder and Managing Partner with Earth
Design International. Ms. Liberto-Blanck is a very experienced community planner,
environmental planner, economic development advisor, educator, permit coordination,
professional facilitator and mediator. Ms. Liberto-Blanck has been a department
director and agency director for small to medium sized jurisdictions and author of
numerous technical publications (click to read:
Paradigm Shift in Planning Profession).  
She has mediated and facilitated a number of multi-stakeholder projects at all levels
of government and worked on countless legislative and quasi-administrative projects.
She is on the Udall Foundation US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution
National Roster of Environmental Dispute Resolution and Consensus Building
Professionals. She is a member of the Cambria Center for the Arts.

Ms. Liberto-Blanck currently serves as the consulting Community Development Director
for the City of King. Ms. Liberto-Blanck served on the San Luis Obispo County Planning
Commission from 1999 to July 2005, and was Chairperson twice.   She is on the Cal
Poly University San Luis Obispo City and Regional Planning Department Adjunct
Faculty lecturing undergraduate and graduate students.  She has made a number of
presentations at the League of California Cities’ Annual Conference, Planners’
Institute and American Planning Association conferences.

Donald J. Funk Principal with the Earth Design International. He is a member of the
Association of Environmental Professionals. He serves as the consulting Principal
Planner for the City of King. For ten years he served as the Resource Conservation
District's Executive Director, Erosion Control Specialist, Project Review Planner, River
Restoration project designer and Project Construction Site Manager. He has
coordinated stream restoration and erosion control projects with USDA NRCS
engineers for over ten years.

He has worked for public agencies as a community and environmental planner. Mr.
Funk helped establish
American Watersheds, a non-profit organization located in
Paso Robles. He is a skilled designer, environmental planner and mediator. He is a
founding member of Manos Hermanas Foundation, helping poor women and children in
Colombia. He also is a certified domestic violence counselor.

Scott Bruce Principal with the Earth Design International. Mr. Bruce serves as the
consulting Principal Planner for the City of King. Mr. Bruce is a skilled planner with
over thirty years of experience.
San Luis Obispo Creek
Restoration Project
Spyglass-South Palisades
Specific Plan
  Earth Design International
  A Professional Consulting Network
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by and the property of
Donald J. Funk. Any use
of the materials of this
site shall require the
express written approval
of Donald J. Funk. The
Earth Design Logo is the
property of Doreen
Liberto-Blanck. No use of
this logo is permitted
without the permission of
Doreen Liberto-Blanck.
Open Space and Terrace Walk
Spyglass-South Palisades
Specific Plan
An Interpretation of Original Art by Diego Rivera
Mural painted by local artist, Deryl Day
Location: King City Medical Clinic
Planning - Environmental - Community
Involvement - Design - Conservation
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Santa Lucia Mountains, Big Sur
"The feeling of connection to our fellow creatures, nature, and the Cosmos is the psychological and
emotional basis of mental health; insanity is the consequence of its loss." (John A. Gowan)
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