Problems We Help You Solve
Our neighborhoods, cities, and counties can be sites of great abundance—places where residents can pursue shared values of maintaining healthy and safe spaces. And yet what should we do when what we value conflicts with what our neighbors value? Such conflicts are to be expected, and are a normal part of a thriving community. Approaching municipal disagreements and decision-making with careful and equitable methods enhances connections to our neighbors by developing lasting decisions that reflect shared goals.
Capital projects; transportation, planning, equitable design, and general public works decision-making
Community-based dialogues, virtual and in-person; diverse stakeholder groups; deliberative processes
Neighborhood disagreements; low-trust contexts; complex issues like houselessness or zoning
Teaching and Learning
Workshops on listening, non-aggressive communication, and shared goals; designing for inclusivity and diversity
Jeff Shaffer, Santa Barbara Alliance for Community Transformation
Without the Phronesis Network, we would not have been able to bring business leaders, citizens, non-profits, and civic leaders together to address the homelessness crisis.