Our integrated approach involves consideration of social & cultural, economic & political, as well as physical and ecological dimensions of life. Considered these as an integrated system leads to choices that are inherently more sustainable.The strength of CSEPP’s approach to working with clients and communities is an integrated approach to understanding the dynamics of human and environmental life. The triangle’s sides represent the core dimensions of life. Sustainable systems emerge when each dimension is integrated and balanced with one another.
To build citizen ownership of a project or a program and secure local benefits communities should be viewed and engaged with holistically. Understanding the multiple dimensions of community life is the basis for understanding project impacts as well as opportunities. It may be that a client cannot address project impacts but can address other elements that are valuable for a community to thrive. By understanding this wider picture options for planning and implementation with mutual benefit increase dramatically.