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Bienenstock Strategic Consulting

Bienenstock has always balanced public and private sector work and taken a strategic approach to developing better green spaces, redefining the meaning of urban sustainability. We continue to build on our international reputation as we take on a diverse range of urban and rural challenges across North America and abroad. Since 1984 we have provided strategic consulting in Canada, the USA, New Zealand, Australia, and Austria for:

  • Urban design guidelines
  • Parks and open space planning
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Master planning
  • Waterfront regeneration
  • Campus planning
  • New community plans
  • Visioning
  • Public consultation
  • Sustainable communities
  • Environmental master planning
  • 3D computer modeling and animation

Current Partnerships include the Canadian Wildlife Federation, Parks Canada, ParticipACTION, and Right to Play. Current national board positions include the Minister of the Environment's Round Table on Youth and the Environment, Canada Blooms, and The Canadian Child and Nature Alliance. Advisory roles include the CSA playground standard writing committee, the Robert Bateman Foundation, Back to Nature, LEAD Innovation Think Tank in Austria, and the Children and Nature Network in the US. Research partners include Western University, Ryerson University, and Humber College with separate collaborative projects studying the efficacy of connecting children to nature.

Bienenstock Strategic Consulting has a specific focus on the urban human-nature connection. Our value proposition is rooted in our extensive experience and partnerships. Connecting children and communities to nature in our urban centres requires an approach that spans the Economy, Education, Health, and Environment sectors. If our projects and this movement are to be sustainable, it will rely on implementation strategies that are equally rooted in all of these four pillars. Many of our strategic recommendations relate to the objectives of sustainable green space management, corporate social responsibility, and social policy for:

  • Governments
  • NGOs
  • Charities
  • Municipalities
  • Private Schools
  • Public Schools
  • Conservation Authorities
  • Nature Centres
  • Hospitals
  • Zoos
  • Aquariums
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Children's Museums
  • Private Corporations
  • Public Corporations
  • Land Developers

Please contact us for a consultation to identify the scope of your project.