EXPLORE ECOLOGICS DESIGN
Welcome to Ecologics Design. Let us help solve your Urban & Regional Planning Challenges. From Sites to Cities to Regions, our experience and toolkit will bring you success. Since 2018, clients have turned to us as an experienced professional Planning Design Firm ready to deliver Integral solutions to your needs. We emphasize valuing the deep Resilient nature of our Designs for the long term thriving of the Earth.
ECOLOGICS DESIGN: OUR SERVICES
Ecologics Design collaborates with clients and community to solve social-ecological challenges. Our integral systems approach is underlay by Ecologics, (ecological economics) including true cost accounting and life cycle assessment. From buildings to sites, Cities to Regions, we assess in a holistic and resilient manner providing strategic sustainable solutions for the long run. With decades of experience in Economic & Community development, Design, and Urban & Regional Planning we are your first stop for excellence.
At Ecologics Design, we combine insight, experience and skills to aid your evolution as a company or community. With decades of experience, our staff has the capabilities and expertise to take your business to the next level. Our joint success is measured by objectives met.
Need Integral Urban and Regional planning help with your next project? We listen and work with you. From sustainable energy and green building to holistic food systems and much in-between, we have the education, experience and insight to aid project proponents.
By listening to you and your partners from the start, we can help your project using our wide research, practice, networking, and design thinking skills. We add our outlook to yours on opportunities, challenges, gaps, and resources neeeded using our ecological frameworks, experience and wisdom. Integral to the process is your feedback. Looking forward to learn how we can help you.
WHO WE ARE
We Help You to Plan to Be Here
Sean Cosgrove is an Urban Planner with a Masters Degree from the interdisciplinary Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP), an accredited professional in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED-AP) and holds a Permaculture Design Certificate.
At the City of Toronto for 26 years, he worked for the Toronto Food Policy Council (Public Health), The Energy Efficiency Office\Better Buildings Partnership and the Toronto Renewable Energy Office.
Sean has an extensive background in systems analysis, community and economic development, and environmental resource conservation with specializations in agrifood and energy. He has expertise in many aspects and levels of government policy development, implementation, evaluation and project management. Sean partners with core experts ready to help you develop strategies, plans, designs and projects. Give us a call today to set up your first consultation.
Foundation for Resilience
Resilient in Communities
Design thinking is inspired yes, but grounded in co-operation and practicality. A Leadership in Energy&Environmental Design professional, I use the Integrated Design Process (IDP) of getting all the disciplines and stakeholders early into the process. Better to make those clarifications, exchanges, brilliant breakthroughs, compromises and changes upstream rather than downstream. This is taking resilience right into the hands of the clients and partners. Ecologics Design ensures that we value deep benefits and costs in all projects.
Resilient in Action
Sean has been working on renewable energy and energy efficiency for decades, beginning with greenhouses.His expertise was honed and tested in the Better Buildings Parternship, a City-Industry trade association promoting the sector. As an example, this City of Toronto Community Centre has energy efficiency at its core, solar & geothermal heating and cooling capabilities, and has added solar PV from the Renewable Energy Office to the mix. Carbon reduction by Design.
URBAN FOOD SYSTEMS
Resilient in Nature
This Roof Garden at a Toronto High School represents action and evolution.
As part of his City-wide urban agriculture responsibilities, Sean early recognized the need to lead a greenroof design movement in Toronto. He rallied the design disciplines and community growers to research, educate, experiment and get City policy on rooftop greening underway. This site was a testbed in that process. Likewise, a policy leader, I was key organizer of the First North American Urban Agriculture conference in Philadelphia. We have not stopped in our efforts.