We take a fresh approach to local economies looking at how they can be built around specific places, their communities and their resources. We do this through developing shared visions, capacity building and  co-creation.

Network: Eric Haas

Eric is a dynamic thinker, has an entrepreneurial spirit and loves team development based on collective value.  He is a keen listener, a diplomatic facilitator and impassioned communicator: qualities that make…

Tools: the poster

Time needed: 30 minutes- 3 hours, depending on the level of research. Participants: 4-8 people. Posters are a great way to sum up an issue.  It forces…

Network: Eva-Maria Stumpp

Eva-Maria is a researcher and spatial planner,  working mainly on the urban-regional level with expertise in governance processes.  She seeks to connect expert and local knowledge…

Tools: The dialectic

Time needed: 60-90 minutes, depending on the level of discussion. Participants: 4-8 people per group, depending on the complexity of the topic. The richest part of an…

Tools: Vision Dashboard

Time needed: 1-3 hours, depending on the level of research. Participants: 4-8 people per group, depending on the complexity of the topic. Overview The ‘Vision Dashboard’ a simple…

Tools: Back to the future.

Time needed: 30-90 minutes, depending on the level of research. Participants: 4-8 people per group, depending on the complexity of the topic. Emotions are a significant driver…

Network: Elena Maccioni

Elena is an EU policy specialist focusing on how high level policy hits the ground. Governance and policy is a messy tool – especially at a…

Network: Liana Simmons

Liana is a great teacher.  Patient, direct, open, dynamic, warm spirited and acutely sensitive of group dynamics.  She is a compassionate facilitator with a strong…

Network: Michael Kaethler

The focus of Michael’s work may come across as simple – what is or generates “meaning“.  Actually this is one of the fundamental driving factors behind…

Network: Julia Hartmann

Julia bridges both an academic and practice sides of urban planning with experience across the world.  She draws on the capacity of residents to fashion their place –…

Network: Sedaile Mejias

Sedaile is a researcher, urbanist and architect specialized in Human Settlement and Strategic Urbanism. She has developed her practice as architect and urban designer working in…

Network: Hélène Rillaerts

Hélène is an urban planner with a background in architecture and urban scale sustainability.  She has a strong interest in local managing stakeholders  and years of experience…

Network: Jan Forsmark

Jan is a real believer getting one’s hands dirty.  Over the last four decades he has worked in education, agriculture, energy, vision making and now transition…

Network: Stefan Doeblin

Stefan refers to himself as a ‘serial-entrepreneur’ who after many years leading businesses and projects in IT, communications and renewable energy is now  focusing on organic…

Tools: Sum of its parts

Time needed: ~1-1.5 hours. Participants: min 3-max 5 per group. The Solbosch university campus garden (Jardin des Semeurs) involved an experiment in designing a garden…

Network: Julian Gareth Colabello

Julian is an international legal consultant (PhD) and councillor overseeing finance, commerce, environment, urbanism and European projects at the Municipio 14 in the Comune di Roma.  Since…

Network: Clementina Gentile

Clementina is a user experience designer, art lover and a visual communicator.  She applies design skills to people’s needs, business goals and technology (in the broadest sense of…

Network: TURaS project

Many of the ideas, processes and tools that OSMOS uses have been developed by TURaS, a large-scale research programme on urban resilience and sustainability. TURaS…

Network: Adrian Vickery Hill

Adrian is a researcher, designer and planner in the broadest sense.  He is interested in processes and tools for transversal planning: connecting economic, spatial and…