Stephen Hardy, Chief Community Builder
Stephen brings his experience staffing on Capitol Hill, working at the Conservation Fund, and pioneering BNIM’s community planning practice to his role with MindMixer. As MindMixer’s Chief Community Builder, Stephen spends his time pondering, cajoling and tinkering on behalf of better community process.
As a practitioner Stephen managed a host of complex community planning projects. In Greensburg, Kansas, Stephen helped the City plan for recovery after a catastrophic EF-5 tornado wiped out most of the community’s structures. In 2008, the Greensburg Comprehensive Master Plan received international recognition with the prestigious Sustainable Cities Award from Financial Times and the Urban Land Institute, and in 2009 was recognized by the APA with the Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan.
After building a successful planning division at BNIM, Stephen joined MindMixer to amplify our citizen engagement capability. Stephen’s areas of expertise include: Sustainable comprehensive planning, disaster recovery, whole systems integrated planning, high level facilitation, public engagement, the integration of design and planning and project management. Stephen also happens to be one of MindMixer’s first clients.