Our Practice

Creativity, culture and quality of place are increasingly important drivers in local and regional economies in Canada and internationally. To leverage these assets, more and more municipalities and larger regions across Canada and internationally are turning municipal cultural planning and cultural mapping as powerful tools to support economic and broader community development agendas.

AuthentiCity helped pioneer municipal cultural planning and cultural mapping tools and methodologies in Canada and remains one of its leading practitioners. The firm has completed projects for communities of all sizes and circumstance in Canada and internationally.

In December 2010, AuthentiCity merged with Millier Dickinson Blais becoming a division of Canada’s leading economic development consulting practice. Both firms share a commitment to integrated planning and economic development approaches and to advancing culture-led economic development as an essential part of building prosperous and sustainable economies.

AuthentiCity was founded in 2006 by Glen Murray, Greg Baeker, Shirley Muir and Daniel Nixey.