Cities are places where history and biography converge.
What story are you telling?
CONSULTING SERVICES FOR CITY BUILDERS
We exist to support businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals in their city building endeavours, because we believe that building a better human habitat is a collective effort.
We work with people who are driven by a vision for a healthier, sustainable and more equitable future. This means that our clients and experiences are diverse, but cities are our common thread.
Our passions and areas of expertise include:
Looking to build your brand or reach beyond your typical market? Our well connected team excells at finding new channels and strengthening existing ones. We can also assist with content generation, as well as web and social media prescence.
Big or small, all organizations face challenges as they strive to build a better city. We are here to help you through these challenges. Our team is composed of both generalists and specialists, making us well equip to solve diverse problems.
The focus of our work is cities. This does not simply mean built form (buildings, roads, infrastructure, etc.), it also means the social and economic activities that happen in cities.
We believe that effective public engagement and education are the foundation of successful advocacy. At the same time, it is imperative that elected officials and other stakeholders understand the issues and opportunities at hand. We work hard to push for positive change from all angles. By creating larger conversations and city-wide dialogue we foster the conditions in which changes can occur.
Each of our team members has extensive experience conducting original research studies - everything from qualitative surveys to statistical and quantitative analysis. We use these skills to add legitimacy and authority to decision making processes.
RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
Are you looking for direction? Do you need to align your activities with larger goals? Let our team help you find your way, correct your course, and ensure that you are working as efficiently as possible towards your goals.
Contact us today to see how we can work together.
At Municipaction, we love a good challenge. We are problem solvers, momentum generators, and frequent collaborators.
We're capable of diving deep - tapping into our expertise in urban planning, economics, social movements, marketing, and community building - to achieve desired outcomes.
Our strengths lie in communicating to diverse audiences in any setting. From speaking in front of legislators, to graphically communicating a topic to a neighbourhood association, we understand the importance of framing. We have extensive experience translating abstract concepts into tangible, actionable outcomes, and examining challenges from multiple scales to reach optimal solutions.
Above all, we champion collaboration. Whether it's leveraging our extensive network of connections or tapping into the knowledge, expertise, and lived experience of residents, we believe the best and most creative solutions come from the ground up.
Ashley is a researcher, community organizer, and urban planner. She is the Co-founder of YEGarden Suites, an education and advocacy-based firm that teaches Edmontonians about alternative forms of housing, such as Garden Suites. Ashley has conducted extensive research on laneway housing, including the first-ever comprehensive study on Garden Suites in Canada. She is involved in Edmonton's infill community and has worked with the City of Edmonton and the City of Waterloo on projects aimed at combating social isolation through built and social infrastructure.
Born and raised in Edmonton, Ashley completed her BA Honours in Sustainability and Sociology from Dalhousie University and a MA Planning from the University of Waterloo. She is currently engaged in projects related to affordable housing, seniors housing, demographic change, and employment precarity.