ABOUT LIGHTSHIP STRATEGIES INC.
Lightship Strategies Inc. is a community-minded consulting company predicated on strong relationships. By cultivating an accessible and comfortable process, Lightship provides professional planning, policy, development, and engagement services predominantly in northern, rural, or culturally-sensitive contexts.
Lightship’s services are focused on all sectors of community development- from environment to procurement, infrastructure to education. All of our work focuses on developing new community visions and creating strategic implementation plans to achieve them in a practical way.
Clients include Provincial, Federal and Indigenous Governments, Band Councils, Municipalities and Private Sector Clients.
Embodying the concept of a Lightship, an impartial vessel that serve as a navigation marker in areas that are too remote or that have challenging terrain, Lightship Strategies Inc. acts as an aid to navigation, supporting the development process and working within ever-changing and sensitive contexts.
MEET THE TEAM
RENEE KUEHNLE, MArch, MCIP
President, Senior Planner & Intern Architect
Renée Kuehnle is a professional planner that focuses on community-led development work, predominantly with Indigenous Communities. Renee founded Lightship Strategies Inc. in March 2019. Her strength is design, strategy and strategic planning, and communication and she works in a wide variety of areas- from buildings and land to people and policy. She is passionate about building capacity and implementing new ideas within Labrador and has successfully completed many multidisciplinary research, planning, and buildings projects. Renee prides herself on her ability to listen to community, understand their needs, and deliver projects that are designed to work within their context and culture.
HANNA DALTROP, MPlan
Hanna Daltrop is a Junior Planner with Lightship Strategies Inc. As a recent graduate from Dalhousie University’s Master of Planning program, Hanna’s academic work and professional work has focused on governance-, and community-oriented projects that elevate underrepresented voices in the work to tackle environmental and social justice issues in planning. Hanna is passionate about cultivating the space between advocacy and development and has a keen understanding of how planning processes can be restructured to offer meaningful change for those who have been historically excluded from such processes. It is within this space that projects can be designed to challenge the status quo while meeting the unique needs of a community’s location, culture,
history and future.
Placing Relationships at the Fore
We lead by listening.
Community collaboration means incorporating feedback into a design, strategy, development or policy in a significant way. Collaborating directly with community is essential to project success.
We’re flexible to change.
We can’t predict the future. Space for change and the unexpected is built into projects from the beginning, because being flexible allows for new opportunities.
Simpler is better.
Sometimes, policy and development processes are confusing which results in inaction. We prioritize communicating things the simplest way to ensure it is meaningful and accessible to all.