About Us ☆

Since 1997, (ENF) has maintained its global presence as an eminent public policy 'Think Tank' conducting and developing independent, non-partisan environmental, citizen engagement and public policy research on national and global issues for academic and public institutions.
Our foundation's core research and development services are based on the emerging field of Mindful Policy Engagement (Phronetic Engagement), founded and developed by the eminent Professor of architecture and urban planning Dr. B. Schaban-Maurer, award-winning author of the citizen engagement resource 'Rise of the Citizen Practitioner,' a landmark study of direct citizen participation and policy, addressing emerging policy areas of concern for municipal, state or provincial authorities, institutional (governmental and NGOs), academic institutions and professional organizations.

See also: Urban Science

Our Mission ☆

WE BELIEVE IN  Direct Citizen Engagement
We believe that direct communication and the shared exchange of life-experience narratives broadens the mind and exposes each of us to a different perspective on life. Start a local conversation and experience the world!

Direct Democracy is a Strong Democracy
When every citizen's voice is heard through self representation, we fulfill the promise and tenets of true democracy founded on deliberation and direct citizen engagement!

Our people ☆

We engage design and planning professionals along with public policy experts worldwide, as well as locally based consultants, administrative coordinators, research associates and affiliated academics at our North American offices in the United States and Canada. We aim to provide independent, non-partisan, citizen engagement, educational and public policy research on national and global issues. Our services include the following:

•    Public Policy reaserch and Design
•    Citizen Engagement and Phronetic engagement research
•    Architecture, urban design, urban planning research and policy
•    GIS strategic narrative mapping

Our partners ☆

ENF specialty and partner consulting services are performed by top-level experts through our three partner institutions:

ARK Tectonics (architecture, urban design and planning firm)

Environmental form-making for a project's Schematic Design and Design Development phases only
Client relations and communication.
Public outreach and engagement strategies.
Planning policy, Land-use, physical, spatial and participatory planning
Community planning and development
Land-use planning field research and community outreach
Impact study reporting and optimization of public Transport infrastructure
Sustainable city-building and urban regeneration

Urban Science Institute (urban design, public policy and phronetic engagement research)

Development and implementation of policy-oriented participatory processes for the fields of
architecture, urban design, urban planning, higher education and public policy
Expert Integration of existing and emerging knowledge-based practice with user-based engagement
citizen engagement research and practices; design, development and implementation of
Phronetic engagement techniques and methodologies
Public outreach research and strategies
policy design, analysis, development and implementation
critical analysis and strategic planning development and implementation
Research, education and practice of policy-oriented participatory processes
Expert integration of participatory case-study research for project delivery

3MA Networks (Geographic Information Systems strategy and management consultancy)

Geographic Information System strategic evaluations, analysis and development
Professional environmental remediation reports

contact us today ☆

6051 Davis Blvd. suite: 822731
North Richland Hills, Texas 76162

Phone: 1+ 817 554 3631

Our Coordinators :




DESIGN    C. Nei

  Mindful Policy Engagement | Urban & Public Policy | Citizen-Centered Design | Harnessing Citizen Narratives