Our goal is to ensure the success of every organization and program working to create vibrant cities and strong communities.

organizations & Foundations

We help foundations and place-based organizations design, develop, communicate, and implement impactful programs and initiatives with measurable results.

Civic agencies & Departments

From advising on policy issues to devising effective community engagement campaigns and events, we can help civic agencies better interact with the communities they serve.  


 businesses & Private Firms

Our extensive network and expertise in strategy development, project facilitation, communications, and design helps private organizations implement their public-facing projects.

Our Work, Three Ways

We're either hired as consultants, brought on as partners, or carry out our own projects.   

Being civic innovators at heart means we are driven to create new ideas and/or technology to improve the connection between people and place.


We know that if cities fail, communities fail and people fail.  


People are the strongest part of great cities, and it takes a great city to empower great people -- that's the connection between people and place.  Doing our work means ensuring that communities and people thrive, a solid relationship between a city and its people exists, and that great urban experiences are commonplace.  And we just love our work.