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We Are the Ecala Group

Providing systems-based solutions for integrated, circular, and net positive city development

The Ecala Approach: Restorative Development


Society faces an exponentially expanding set of ‘wicked’ challenges – rapid urbanization, resource insecurity, climate volatility, deteriorating infrastructure, and socio-economic instability. Community leaders often lack the time, capital, tools, and partnerships to address these challenges systematically. As a result, issues are dealt with in a reactive and patchwork manner, generating a downward spiral of deteriorating performance, capacity, and resilience.

Ecala helps cities overcome these challenges. Our core skill, value, and function is systems-based innovation for restorative city development. We provide a robust set of solutions that make restorative development clear, compelling, and actionable. Our Integrated Utility Hub (IUH) and Integrated Utility System (IUS) designs are high-performance district-scaled Grid Solutions that integrate a range of traditionally separate utility functions to enhance resource security, resilience, and standards of living while reducing systems-wide costs. Supporting our grid solutions is Ecala Insights, a robust planning platform that helps cities assess their current urban systems challenges, while preparing strategic implementation roadmaps that guide them to a future state of integrated, circular, and restorative success.

Services Offered

Restorative & Circular Development Workshops
Community Goal Setting
Performance Benchmarking & Assessment
Scenario Planning
Strategic Action Planning

Integrated Grid Planning
Policy & Regulatory Support
Financial Modeling & Cost-Benefit Analysis
Integrated Reporting
Public Sector Silobusting
Key Benefits of Ecala’s Systems-Based Restorative Approach
Cities can achieve aggressive environmental, social, and economic development goals far faster and with less effort than incremental, green, and building-by-building approaches

Cross-silo challenges and traditionally inefficient group process can be overcome through effective citywide public-private collaboration

Profitable utility services business model invites private capital to bridge municipal funding gaps while supporting no cost public bonding

High levels of innovation and resource security enables cities to attract top talent, businesses, PR, tourism, and investment, while supporting added density and development opportunities

Ecala’s objective is to drive a restorative and circular development model that empowers organizations and communities to do well by doing good – to generate economic prosperity through closed-loop and sustainable resource management, ecosystem restoration, and social enrichment.

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Ecala is a member of the Circular Economy 100 (CE100) Emerging Innovators program, an initiative run by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.







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