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Sustainable Futures Australia has created a range of tools and processes to assist organisations and communities accelerate their move towards sustainability. We also offer training in the facilitation and use of these tools so that they can be applied directly by our clients. They have been engaged and refined on a range of briefs and with satisfied clients. They provide effective processes and create meaningful outcomes, and can be adapted to a range of situations in the areas of government, community and corporate organisations.


the planning web
© Peter Cuming 1996
This award winning planning tool provides an effective participatory process and integrative planning framework suitable for government at all levels, local and regional communities, businesses and other organisations. Working together, groups are quickly able to create their sustainability vision, goals and strategic action plan through a kinaesthetic process. This is followed by a working group developing an implementation plan, including timelines, priorities, partnerships and responsibilities based on the collective work.

dealing with our own situation (DWOOS)
© Sustainable Futures 2000

This model for community and wide ranging stakeholder participation and decision-making was created and refined through large-scale infrastructure projects.  It involves a representative working group process that can be engaged to identify key issues, develop solutions and options supporting the planning and design phases and to assist in implementation and review. A key component of DWOOS is an evaluation kit and scoring process enabling a series of different project options to be compared according to sustainability criteria developed with all key stakeholders.

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