Fact based strategies towards more climate adaptive and liveable cities
Transforming urban systems to thrive in change
Rapidly spreading land degradation, growing social and economical inequalities, pandemic regulations, and the increasing effects of climate change show that cities and regions will continue to face new, as yet little-known, challenges in the near future.
Our cities and regions require practical and sustainable solutions to be able to adapt to change, but complexities of such a planning are often causing difficulties to bring them forward.
I utilise systems thinking to identify vulnerabilities, and strategically build key adaptive capacities for social ecological resilience. Those are most effective, and crucial ways to create new governance models, management regimes, strategies, plans and projects that enable cities and regions to thrive in change.
We can create that kind of world together.
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All my work is rooted in the science. My services are based on high-impact, innovative methodologies, and extensive collaboration across disciplines, and sectors.
For Local and International NGOs, Sustainability Leaders, Government agencies, Philanthropy, Community interest groups, Industry, Property associations, Land Developers, to guide, rethink and transform planning, implementation and decision making processes towards resilient solutions.
Topics: Participatory planning processes ∙ Environmental Policy ∙ Climate Adaptation and Mitigation ∙ Urban and Regional Governance Management∙ Knowledge Management ∙ Urban Green Infrastructure Implementation ∙ Adaptation Planning ∙ Resilient Urban Infrastructure
A key aspect to making the resilient development a reality is by recognising vulnerabilities within existing resources, and providing methods on how to build capacities to evolve with change.
I manage knowledge, monitor progress, and make sure that industry, organisations, and policy makers have the right data to guide the strategies, projects and policies based on resilience principles.
Working internationally with global organisations, I seek to identify, understand and address vulnerabilities and opportunities in local communities. I enable my clients to map their resilience challenges and provide the strategies to meet them, through in-depth locally useful research and evaluation.
Identifying and Orchestrating Right Data and Knowledge as a Resource
Stakeholders & Knowledge mapping
Stakeholder Network Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity Assessment
Stakeholders & Power & Influence Mapping
Political Landscape Analytics
Facilitating Interactions for Knowledge Sharing
Participatory Key Actors and Alliances Analysis
Digital tools and methods to for open co-creation processes
Tracking and assessing progress of network interventions
Catalysing Resilient Development
Evaluation and monitoring of strategic policies and practices of resilience
Learning, Experimentation & Innovation strategies and management
Story telling for creating movements based on strategic capacity building
Risk Assessment - emergency adaptive capacity, vulnerabilities
Workshops Creation and Management
Bringing users and developers into the same micro environments and empower communities to form innovation centres. Utilising internet infrastructure, living labs, open innovation forums, testbed facilities, in a inclusive manner.
Facilitating Networking Activities
Developing networks of diverse actors, to bring internationally tested methods of resilient city development to local challenges faced by particular communities, councils and organisations.
For NGOs, Citizens, and Diaspora
TO ACHIEVE BETTER COORDINATION AND COOPERATION:
Participatory collaboration and knowledge mapping - to provide actionable and conceptual data for projects, programs, and initiatives on which to base the common agenda-setting process.
Evaluating conditions and directing the development of trust through identification of actors and relationships that need to be enhanced.
TO SHAPE ATTENTION AND MAINTAIN THE PUBLIC INTEREST:
Recognising the sources and usage of influence, to increase the effectiveness of communication and lobbying strategies, shape attention to a problem and achieve public interest
TO SURVIVE POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT
Mapping stakeholders’ network dynamics, power, and influence, to be able to catalyse, scale up, and connect existing knowledge and impact initiatives.
TO COPE AND ADAPTO TO A CONSTANT CHANGE IN A MARKET
Evaluating and tracking the resilience of your team, your organisation, your business ecosystem against the change and risk scenarios.
Increasing the effectiveness of product implementation strategies by optimising the addressing of key actors and target groups.
TO EFFECTIVELY COORDINATE MULTIPLE LEVELS OF ORGANISATIONS
Measuring the resilience of stakeholder networks, decision-making bodies, and task forces.
Designing and managing participatory planning processes through understanding of complex relationships, organisations, and interest groups, by identifying key actors, cliques, and cohesive subgroups and theirs qualities.
TO INCREASE THE UNDERSTANDING OF YOUR POLICIES, AND PRODUCE BETTER OUTCOMES
Providing data-based strategies for building required collaboration activities.
Overcoming knowledge gaps that affect comprehension and adoption of the policies.