Consultancy

I have both theoretical and practical experience in participatory urban development. As your consultant for urban planning projects, I will develop and implement a participation strategy together with you, citizens, NGOs and any other relevant actors.

Since the consultancy branch of parCitypatory is quite young, I am offering attractive discounts to my first clients. I can work in English, Spanish and German and am available for freelancing as well as travelling. Currently, I am based in Mexico City. The consultancy can also include a thorough social media strategy and further project communication.

My focus areas are:

  • community engagement
  • participatory planning
  • innovative methods such as participatory mapping
  • resilience and sustainability
  • communication

I am ready to work in countries of the Global South as well as the Global North and have experience in both. Here are some of my past projects:

 

Fundraising and project management consulting for Mexican NGO ENSAMBLE (2019)

– cooperation in PR
– advice on SDG 11

 

Project manager for cdmXberlin (2018-2019)

– conceptualisation and management of www.cdmXberlin.org, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the city partnership between Berlin and Mexico City
– collecting favourite places of inhabitants of both cities in a participatory process with the aim of combining all of these places

 

Development of risk communication strategies for more resilient cities, Understanding Risk Conference 2018, Mexico City

– participation in the “Pressure Cooker” Format
– social media expert

 

Mapping project to explore neighbourhood potential (since 2017)

– participatory mapping with neighbours to develop improvement ideas for their community
exhibition of drawings online: #mapyourhood

 

Consultant for the Levenshulme Neighbourhood Planning Forum, Manchester, UK (2017)

– developing suggestions and improvements for the existing Levenshulme Neighbourhood Planning Forum in cooperation with neighbours and fellow students
– transect walks in Levenshulme and presentation of results

Spring School Participant: Urban Activism and Participatory Urban Planning in Central and Eastern Europe (2017)

– learning about participation in Vinnytsia and cooperating with local activists

 

Conference participant and supporting in developing the Affordable Housing Manifesto: Zero Cost Housing (2016)

– co-producing the Oerlikon Declaration, contributing ideas on participation in affordable housing

 

Neighbourhood representative for nebenan.de (2015-2018)

–  initiated and developed an online network of my neighbourhood in Berlin with the help of the nebenan.de platform to create more connections between local residents

 

Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant for Katha in New Delhi (2015)

– support and evaluation of the women community programme
– regular visits to participating schools to improve quality of lessons
– development of a monitoring and evaluation concept for all activities of the NGO Katha

 

Education consultant for PROJECT-E in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2014-2015):

– research and conceptualisation of a new hospitality school for female orphans
– development of social protection and community engagement strategies for PROJECT-E