Transition to Sustainability

The main focus for research and consulting is the transition to sustainability, that is, how to encourage a more sustainable way of living. This can be individual behaviour change (toward any number of more sustainable actions, from the purchase of fair trade/organic products to energy use), organizational level change (CSR) or change at a local, regional or national level (policy, programs and community and regional planning). We are open to just about any research and/or consulting opportunity in this field.

Innovation Transfer

One important part of managing the transition is the sharing of knowledge. With ties in North America and Europe, we are in a good position for helping to translate European innovations to the North American context. Harmony’s planning education and background as a policy analyst in Canada helps her to see what policies and practices might be successfully transferred and her life here helps her to see what they look like on the ground. Ivo’s background as an environmental consultant and local politician gives him insight into both the technical and political technicalities. We are also multi-lingual – we both speak fluent English and Dutch, and Ivo adds French, German and Spanish to the mix. So, if you

  • are considering doing something new in the planning and policy arenas and would like to explore what has been done elsewhere
  • would like more information on a specific policy or plan
  • want someone local to do site-specific research

please do get in contact to discuss how we can help. To do so, click here or on Contact above.