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We assist our clients in the decisions where, when, and how development or planning activities should take place to reach value-adding design solutions and lasting agreements.

1. Making and receiving development and planning initiatives

2. Delivering design solutions

3. Training and capacity building

4. Strategy consultation and policy-making

1. Making and receiving development and planning initiatives

Cities, developers, investors and other key stakeholders make and receive initiatives aimed at the production of the built environment. We help our clients search development potentials which meet their interests and respond to proposals they receive. The scale of development initiatives ranges from individual sites to regional development. The client solutions involve stakeholder and interest assessments grounding the later design solutions through joint problem-solving and opportunity-finding. We manage the Integrative Development process and deliver the solutions.

We analyze development and planning proposals for our clients when they receive one. A common challenge for top managers and officials is to prepare for the upcoming development and planning negotiations. We help our clients to improve the negotiation results -- not only for themselves, but also for their stakeholder groups and constitutiencies.

2. Delivering design solutions

Search for solutions is part of the negotiation process producing the built environment. The design solutions are grounded to the identified and documented stakeholder interests. Searching for design solutions and opportunities enables the delivery of value which is distributed among the stakeholders.

Our approach to design fulfills the interests of stakeholders efficiently. Using the negotiation process as a framework enables us to verify our performance and delivered value. We fit the design solutions and concepts to meet the interests of stakeholders. In all situations, we secure our clients "enlightened self-interests" in their efforts to carry out the core functions of the organization. However, we also consider the interests of the affected stakeholders important to our clients' strategy to success .

3. Training and capacity-building

Negotiation skills are essential for city planners, developers, and others who initiate development and planning activities. We offer organization specific capacity-building and training in integrative negotiations. The training is planned jointly with key personnel of the organization and conducted in workshops. We engage ongoing and future projects to the capacity-buiding. This approach helps the participants to see the relevance of negotiation skills to their own work. The result can also be used to benefit the ongoing projects. The linkage to the ongoing projects defines the way how an organization wishes to carry out its work to fullfil the needs of core functions.

4. Strategy consultation and policy-making

Strategies and policies are rooted in the skills and knowlede of the personnel of an organization. Increasing the awareness of a way how a city or a developer wants to perform its functions paves the path for the strategy formation of an organization. We create jointly with our clients the strategies and document them to provide prescriptive advice how the development and planning processes function. The creation of a strategy is connected to the ongoing projects of the client organization. This approach helps us to demonstrate the meaning for everyday work.