Creating Communities is a unique multidisciplinary social and communications planning firm, formed in 1992. Ultimately we aim to improve the way our clients connect and gain value from their communities by realising the potential mutual benefits that sit at the intersection of the interests of people, community, industry and government. It is this focus on the realisation of the nexus of interests that we believe makes us different, alongside a fundamental desire to improve the lives and livelihoods of people.
As communities mushroom in cities throughout the world and industries seek new and lasting ways to build brand loyalty, the scope and potential to create lasting social returns becomes near infinite. And this has been our ambition all along, to realise lasting social benefits through partnerships between communities, industry and government. This dream has led us to work with leading firms and institutions to leverage the social dimensions of their business in ever more adventurous and exciting initiatives.
Our portfolio of award winning projects spans over two decades and demonstrates how our highly tailored approaches can solve problems in settings as diverse as suburban street corners, remote country towns, board rooms, isolated Aboriginal communities, town centres, university campuses, virtual networks, planning forums, shopping centres and whole local government areas the size of England.
We love our work and the mind bending array of challenges our clients entrust to us, such as: innovation in Fly-In Fly-Out practices, town centre revitalisation, strengthening the social fabric and economies of remote communities, building governance capacity amongst rural women, activating parks, staging community markets, delivering public and community art projects, developing youth strategies, managing community safety projects, formulating community engagement and development policy, assisting school to work transition, initiating employment projects for vulnerable youth, streamlining approvals processes on complex protracted projects, understanding the impacts and mitigation of massive resource projects, managing stakeholder relationships and partnerships, overseeing community sponsorship programs and much more.
Underpinning all of our work is our deep commitment to keeping community front and centre in projects. Our models, such as our Sociology of Community, serve as a solid and adaptable foundation informing old, new and constantly evolving planning approaches, policy and practice.
Our approaches have been tested over decades and shown to deliver substantial dividends to both community and industry. And our multidisciplinary team of researchers, anthropologists, international development workers, community managers, urban designers, strategists, facilitators, engagement professionals, educationalists, graphic designers and writers provide the broad view necessary to find new ways of doing things that work.
But don’t just take our word for it, have a look around our website and see for yourself.