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Vision

We are a think-and-do tank for urban research and development. To us, cities are social incubators. They are a great setting to unfold humanity. We want to understand, promote and celebrate Human Cities.

Diversity

When we look around us, we marvel at urban diversity: unique people, varying activities and distinctive forms and shapes. Aiming for this diversity honours the richness of life. This creates real urbanity.

Connectedness

When we explore cities, we sense the importance of connectedness: human exchange, spatial accessibility and ecological embedding. Promoting this connectedness values the raison d’être of cities. This provides sustainable success.

Wholeness

When we listen to our inner life, we discover complexity: deep desires, clear reason and mystical spirituality. Championing the wholeness appreciates our true human being. This enables human vitality.

This is the Human City: holistic, connected diversity. It will make cities urban, vibrant and successful.

Work

Embrace essentially offers vision-led urban consulting. We also organize and support events which promote our vision of Human Cities.

STRATEGY

Embrace provides a vision-led approach for tomorrow’s cities and its people. It consists of three basic steps: recognize and define the needs of the client and the cooperating partners; analyse the situation; develop viable, customized and sustainable solutions.

SCOPE

As a think-and-do tank, we cover all levels from larger organizations down to urban neighbourhoods. We work independently and cooperate and consult with like-minded partners in various fields.

SERVICES

  • Research

    Embrace conducts basic and applied research in urban fields. We have expertise in, among other things, governance, urban economy and sustainability.

  • Vision and Strategy Development

    We assist in developing urban visions and strategies. This includes spatial and sectoral concepts and implementation measures.

  • Policy Advice

    Embrace advises urban governments, administrations, and stakeholders in different fields such as governance, planning and social trends.

  • Event Organization

    Embrace assists in organizing events in related urban fields such as planning, development and culture. We want to bring different people and ideas together.

  • Publications

    We publish and share texts, photographs, videos and music reflecting our vision of Human Cities.

Portfolio

Learn more about our projects and publications.

People

Caspar Lundsgaard-Hansen

Caspar is an urban geographer (Humboldt-University Berlin) and a trained banker. He has a weakness for philosophy and loves food, football and a million other things.

Caspar works as an urban planner in Berne.

Christian Lundsgaard-Hansen

Christian is a sociologist (University 0f Berne) and a ‘culturepreneur’. With his electronic equipment and guitars he produces and plays music himself. He has the cutest dog ever.

Christian works as the Sparkr.

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Contact

Visit us in Berne, the capital of a small yet fascinating country in the heart of Europe: Switzerland. We look forward to hearing from you.

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