ThinkFresh Group was founded on the premise that better facilitated and authentic conversations will lead to better urban planning and development. Over the years, we have developed a facilitation and engagement practice that works to deeply engage with stakeholders in an inclusive and participatory manner through eliciting inherent lived experience, wisdom and knowledge. We root a lot of our engagement work around human centred design – and its principles of empathy and iterative understanding. We believe that better understanding the human end user and building around those insights will ultimately lead to more desirable and well-loved solutions and places.
Our practice spans design charrettes, hackathons, community co-design and strategic planning. We’ve worked on both the design of the facilitation activities & facilitation of the workshops themselves. The links below showcase some of our facilitation and engagement work and gives a better understanding of the principles that we love to work with.
Facilitation Tool & Tips
- Capturing Our Facilitation & Engagement Feedback Tips (February 29 2016)
Previous facilitation projects
- Understanding the Public Consultation User Experience (September 24 2016)
- Creating Citizen Action in the 6ix – Following Up with YIMBY 2015 (May 25 2016)
- Hacking Choices on Climate Change: Our project with the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (May 18 2016)
- Bringing the ONN Intersection Hub to Life (April 6 2016)
- How Might We Design Honest Ed’s Alley for Micro-Retail? (January 5 2016)
- Enhancing the Human Experience at Conferences: Our work with Instant Conference Engagement at ONN’s 2015 Conference (October 20 2015)
- Building Civic Engagement in Rexdale: Rexdale Lab’s 100 in 1 Day Intervention (June 17 2015)
- Creating Great Conversations – One Walk at a Time (February 27 2015)
- Dreaming Big in Mount Dennis (May 22 2014)
- How Might We Refocus Kodak? (April 17 2014)
- Can You Spare a Moment for Co-Creation? (March 25 2014)