Why we exist

Designing for adaptation and resilience

We recognize the evolving risk, pace of change and growing pressures faced by organizations and local communities.

Our focus is disaster risk management and sustainability. We serve both public and private sector organizations in emergency management, healthcare, critical infrastructure and mining. We are dedicated to supporting our clients’ unique needs, and working with communities to enhance future well-being and resiliency.

Where we can have the most impact:

  • Enhancing socio-environmental sustainability and innovation.
  • Facilitating community engagements to capture collective visions of the future, shared outcomes and benefits.
  • Capturing knowledge and best practices from past experiences to identify and frame opportunities for mitigation, preparedness, adaptation and to build back better.
  • Assessing risk and vulnerabilities to identify opportunities within the intersection of disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and sustainable development.
  • Incorporating risk reduction and sustainable practices into business models.
What we do

Our Services

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning

A holistic approach to understand and navigate an organization within a changing environment

Design Research

Design Research

Use human-centered and participatory design methods that generate knowledge theories to advance research, innovation and design

Intensives

Intensives

Move deep learning and exploration of a challenge area into design for action

Workshops

Workshops

Introduction to design methods with activities to enhance learning and planning

Co-Creative Events

Co-Creative Events

Cross sector collaboration to explore new ideas, models and partnerships to enhance value

Debrief

Debrief

Knowledge capture of best practices and experience to identify and frame opportunities for mitigation, preparedness, response and/or recovery