We help leaders navigate the complexities
who we are
WE ARE INTEGRAL DEVELOPERS,
EVOLVING PEOPLE & PLACES TOGETHER.
Karnerblue is a trusted strategic leadership advisor and sustainable development consultancy serving the greater Chicago area and a complex world. We catalyze economic, community and cultural change from the core of decision-making.
As a leader behind the leaders, Karnerblue accelerates the planning & implementation of strategic initiatives spearheaded by the public sector in collaboration with private and nonprofit partners. We guide clients into greater awareness of place-based potentials and facilitate development pathways using an integrative approach that considers the whole ecosystem and the unique complexities of the people & places within it.
Our integral solutions are globally-designed with care and attention to what locally matters.
what we do
MASTER PLANNING & IMPLEMENTATION
DISTRICT, SITE & BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT
We co-create sustainable frameworks integral to new ways of perceiving asset opportunities and actualizing whole-system transformation. From vision to evolution, we reveal the optimal pathways forward.
We specialize in the start-up and restructuring of community renewal efforts. We facilitate grassroot approaches and engage changemakers in a regenerative process to revitalize public spaces and improve quality of life.
We are funding strategists, bringing insights from the funder's perspective and partnership table that result in more grant awards, greater financial leverage and stronger return on investment.
how we empower
"What challenges are your core leadership team facing that our trusted guidance might make a difference? "
Clients value our integration of shared vision and collective action with the funding, partnerships and community buy-in to make it happen.
Key benefits of our co-creative process:
Clear plans of strategic action
Adaptive change management
Capacity & relationship building
Unified ideas, people, resources
ROI & quality of life outcomes
Reasons to celebrate