Special Studies


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aplanningmeetingPlanning requires vision. Imagine trying to solve a jigsaw puzzle without the picture on the box! Our seasoned professionals guide and facilitate during the planning process. We help clients understand how communities and landscapes work so they can figure out how many pieces the puzzle has and what the picture on the jigsaw puzzle might look like. We especially like helping people discover how to manage and influence change in a positive way.

We have the technical expertise necessary to complete the assignment efficiently and effectively drawing on the multi-disciplined skills of our staff and consulting associates. We are creative and entrepreneurial, practical and solution oriented. Our working philosophy is based on stewardship and citizenship helping people understand the consequences associated with the choices we all make and our responsibility to future generations.

We start from the moral imperative that none of us has the right to mortgage our children's future. Rather we have a stewardship responsibility and ecological ethic that underpins the way we work. We look at resolving today's problems in the context of preserving opportunities for future choices. Whether we are designing subdivisions, writing policies or crafting regulations our objective is to add value. Our goal is to help others reach for the stars and achieve their dreams. We are also strategic thinkers, pragmatists who look for simple, creative solutions and measurable results.

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Impact Assessment

Mayo Needs Assessment 2014The challenge in environmental impact assessment is separating the wheat from the chaff - sorting through symptoms to identify underlying cause and effect relationships both positive and negative. As planners with a stewardship ethic we are by nature always thinking about the future and the potential long term consequences of our actions.

Our approach is holistic and focused on understanding the interrelationships that will have a bearing on reaching a decision. What sets us aside from many of our competitors are five characteristics:

Our multidisciplinary training and ability to consult, listen and assimilate technical information and local knowledge distilling the relevant facts accurately; Our ability to define the core issues, develop realistic timeframes and organize the research needed in realistic, pragmatic terms applicable to the north; Our ability to present the facts clearly and concisely in non technical terms that are adapted to the needs of different
audiences; Our ability to customize processes and project teams to suit the specific situation and client needs; and Our ability to think and work strategically finding creative, cost effective solutions where others fall back on standard formulas and experiences.


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Special Studies

Open houseThe diverse range of assignments undertaken by Inukshuk staff reflect the firm's eclectic interests and adaptability. Inukshuk staff believe in life-long learning and have a thirst for innovation. In numerous situations our open minds and interdisciplinary background brings a fresh, practical perspective that produces creative, achievable results. Our network of contacts provides access to a diverse range of technical experts in the sciences, engineering, academic and development fields.

We follow-up keeping in touch to make sure our recommendations have paid off for our clients. Our standards are high and we regularly audit our work looking for improvements in process and product. We are by nature "watchers and learners" consistent with our belief in life-long learning. We measure success in how our built projects mature and adapt over time to the changing needs of the community they are part of. Our critics say we care too much - we just smile and look for the next challenge, confident that our work will stand the test of time. 

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