We help change agents transform their organizations and neighborhoods into resilient, adaptive environments. Our specialty is innovating through turbulent situations. Our programs deliver not only problem-solving and problem-reframing, but new approaches arising from our action-based learning and search conferencing methods.
One of our transformative approaches creates neighborhood resilience during times of social unrest. The AlterNation vision of great neighborhoods is part of our SafeGrowth® philosophy. Read about it on our SafeGrowth© website
SafeGrowth® is a people-based planning method for creating 21st Century neighborhoods of imagination, livability, and safety. It develops new relationships between city government and residents in order to prevent crime and plan for the future. While technology and evidence-based practice plays a role, SafeGrowth® is based on community building through annual SafeGrowth® plans and neighborhood problem-solving teams networked throughout the city.
AlterNation uses new crime prevention and crime analysis methods, sometimes called crime science. These methods help organizations like police, community groups, urban designers, and companies seeking safer places. We use technologies such as GPS fear of crime mapping apps, critical infrastructure protection auditing, statistical modeling of crime risks and displacement to help our clients apply the latest evidence-based methods.