Hill&Knowlton launches infrastructure unit
Hill&Knowlton Strategies has launched a new service called Cities & Infrastructure that will focus on infrastructure communications. According to the agency, the service is the first of its kind in Canada. The service is intended to provide clients with risk assessment and management, research, government relations, mediation, community engagement and communications intended to raise public and political support for large scale development projects. According to the agency, the service also incorporates expertise in land use planning, transportation, public policy and municipal services.
"H&K acquired Acertys earlier this year, strengthening our public engagement offering across a wide range of industries, particularly in relation to infrastructure developments," said Goldy Hyder, president and CEO, of Hill&Knowlton Canada. "We have extensive experience working to support clients undertaking large urban infrastructure projects. With the creation of our Cities & Infrastructure group, we are able provide a full service, integrated offering for public participation and stakeholder engagement specific to real estate and infrastructure projects, large or small, within both private and public sectors."