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118 Laurier Dr NW
Edmonton, AB, T5R 5P6
Canada

(780) 554.9222

Broadly speaking, geography seeks to better understand the interactions between humans and their surroundings.  My area of expertise as a geographer is in understanding how people interact with and are influenced by urban environments.

I approach this broad question through a variety of techniques, from traditional research methods such as public consultation and literature reviews to mining volunteered geographic information and open data sets.

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Urban Geography and Policy

Matthew Dance Consulting specializes in facilitation and mediation activities, primarily in the environmental policy development domain. With a skillset that includes Process Design, Project Management, and Facilitation, I am able to define the relevant questions, frame them within an appropriate consensus building process, and achieve success in the form of policy or software requirements. I have extensive experience working with diverse groups of stakeholders that include NGO’s, landowners, government, industry and academics.

In addition to environmental policy, I have combined my facilitation skills with an  M.A. in Geography to build maps and visualize spatial data.

Please have a look at my 'Work' page to find out more about what solutions I can bring to your urban problems.