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Planning for our low-carbon, healthy future.

EcoTown Consulting provides strategic advice in urban sustainability and climate policy and planning.

What We Do

Strategic Planning

We craft science-based policy to guide decision making, positioning your organization as a forward-looking leader in reducing carbon emissions, preparing for climate change impacts, and restoring natural systems.

Research & Analysis

We access the latest science, evidence and best practices help you make informed decisions to support market transformation in sustainable products, services, energy systems, and land use.


We help you ensure your policies deliver results with actionable plans, internal guidelines, processes and tools, to track progress and ensure accountability.

Telling the Story

We communicate about climate change, and your city’s or organization’s solutions, in every-day language, illustrating the multiple benefits to inspire hope and action.

About Lise

Lise Townsend


Lise is an urban sustainability professional with 15 years experience working for and within local government. A systems thinker who connects the dots for transformative change, she’s committed to regenerative development that addresses the climate and ecological crises.

As the lead Sustainability Planner at the City of Burnaby, Lise put sustainability and climate action at the heart of the City’s policies and programs, co-leading the city’s foundational environmental sustainability strategy and first-ever climate action plan, leading policies and bylaws for green buildings and electric vehicles, and guiding development to protect and enhance the environment.

Lise is an expert communicator and skilled at stakeholder engagement and relationship building across disciplines and jurisdictions among the private and public sector.


  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada