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Community Engagement & Partnership Building
Urban Assets develops and manages creative public participation processes, designed to generate substantive and diverse community engagement in planning initiatives. We use a variety of tools to share information, test ideas, build consensus, and facilitate approvals. Our creative approach leverages both new and existing engagement opportunities within the community, and is always tailored to project goals and stakeholder needs. Our philosophy is firmly based on the concept of collaboration. We amplify messages by connecting with community organizations and other local partners, and seek to reflect inclusivity and engage marginalized voices in all that we do. Urban Assets is skilled at facilitating and building these partnerships and connections often required by complex projects.
Property Development Approval Process
Urban Assets facilitates project approvals including coordination of input by municipal staff, engagement of neighborhoods and political leaders, and management of interactions with municipal commissions and committees. We have expertise in navigating and mediating contentious projects using deep knowledge of our community, its political processes, and the potential impacts of a given project.
Property Master Planning
Urban Assets has the experience to bring together and manage the right team to master plan a site, district, neighborhood, or downtown from concept all the way through rezoning. Working closely with our clients, we identify and engage the necessary talent and ensure they are a good fit for the project and the team. Urban Assets will develop and manage the master plan process and timeline, including the project team, community engagement, partnership building, deliverables, and the approval process.
Familiarity with the community and planning process allows Urban Assets to successfully identify and define a project's vision, goals and objectives, steps, stakeholders, potential resources, and management structure in order to develop a feasible implementation strategy.
Healthy Community Strategies
Urban Assets understands that there are many ways in which the built environment affects public health. We also understand that equity is an essential part of this conversation. We help to incorporate healthy community planning, policy and design strategies, including multi-modal transportation and connections to essential services, into planning documents, development projects and public engagement processes. We help stakeholders identify connections between near-term decisions and long-term outcomes.
Fundraising Infrastructure & Capital Campaign Coordination
Urban Assets understands that successful fundraising initiatives require a considerable amount of planning. We also understand that non-profits are often so busy with the day to day operations of their organizations that the thought of translating their vision for growth into tangible fundraising goals can be overwhelming. Urban Assets can manage capital campaigns using engagement strategies and processes tailored to each client's unique set of circumstances and goals.
Urban Assets has the experience and expertise to manage all aspects of a project including project definition, due diligence, decision-making structure, tasks and timeline, budget, stakeholder input, design and construction consultant selection, communications, and approvals.
Our Clients Include:
Municipalities seeking assistance with planning initiatives and public engagement
Developers needing to engage the public or navigate approvals
Organizations from any sector needing help with stakeholder engagement and facilitation
Organizations looking to expand or re-imagine campuses or facilities
Non-profits seeking assistance in planning and fundraising for new or expanded facilities