Urban Systems is a professional consulting firm committed to supporting vibrant communities. Our inter-disciplinary team works with governments, Aboriginal communities, private industry, and non-profit organizations to help build communities that are safe, sustainable and prosperous.
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When Bob Joseph started leading educational workshops on how to work effectively with Aboriginal peoples in 1994, there was no obligation for companies or governments to consult with communities on development. Progress has been made, but there are still gaps.
Ronny Revillard is one of those people who likes to ensure there’s laughter in the workplace, that he’s greeting coworkers as they enter the office and that warm, human connections are happening.
The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues’ contribution to one of Edmonton’s signature parks is an example of how locally important stories, values and aspirations can be woven deeply into the design of public spaces.
About 20 people from a number of Urban Systems branches joined the day-long gathering, dubbed the Conversation Starters Group, in Vancouver. Chris Ulmer describes it as a “true dialogue” as people were invited and felt comfortable to share authentically their ideas, commitments and aspirations and how those might be leveraged through connection to others on the team, as well as through accessing available company resources.