It’s always a Leap of Faith: Reflections on a ‘successful’ deliberative process that never delivered

November 15, 2022 |

Max Hardy (Max Hardy Consulting) and Anna Kelderman (Shape Urban) Designing and facilitating deliberative engagement processes have been among our most satisfying professional experiences, though they don’t always come to plan. Several years ago, we teamed up to work on a very challenging project to create a new planning strategy that identifies increased infill development…

To Co-design or not to Co-design ….. solutions with communities?

May 30, 2022 |

There is so much being written about co-design, and talked about, and practiced. Sometimes the name is ‘taken in vain’ (to borrow a term from a book you may have heard about). One of the common questions asked is, ‘How do you know if this is the right kind of issue, problem or opportunity, suited…

An interview with Prue! (Comedy, collaboration and joining Max Hardy Consulting)

August 30, 2021 |

M: Hey Prue. Seems like you have been working with me for years, and you have, sort of. When did you start officially with me as a Max Hardy Consulting employee? P: After years of working with Max on projects here and there, I got to finally be accepted as a full employee of Max…

EPA Co-design Project

October 30, 2017 |


North East Water’s Price Submission Journey

October 27, 2017 |