Sustainability-Minded Firm City Explained, Inc. Joins Confluence

LAFAYETTE, CO - City Explained, Inc. (CEI), a provider of community-based planning services and software, joins Confluence Small Business Collective in Lafayette. Confluence will provide workspace and resources for local staff and remote team members working on the firm’s technology, software, and project service initiatives.

Confluence Founder and General Manager, Tom Hardie, shared his enthusiasm for the addition. “City Explained is doing innovative, forward-thinking work around the world to support communities as they plan for a more sustainable future. In an environment of unprecedented local growth in Lafayette and neighboring communities, these services are extremely relevant.”

Confluence is fostering a culture of sustainable business practices among its membership. “They’re a perfect fit,” said Hardie.

CEI President, Matt Noonkester, commented on the move to Confluence. “We're very excited about joining the Confluence community because of the energy, innovation and imagination we see throughout the building every day.  It will be a great location for us to be creative for our clients and we're proud to continue the momentum of the City of Lafayette and its partners to invest in downtown.”

CEI will occupy space in the current Confluence building on South Public Road initially and transition to the new facility at 75 Waneka Parkway when it opens later this year.

About City Explained Inc.: City Explained, Inc. (CEI) actively seeks to align itself with cities, counties and regions that appreciate and uphold the virtues of community‐based planning.  The team emphasizes a process‐driven approach to sustainable development and town‐building; always with an eye toward sound technical analysis, meaningful public involvement, and creative solutions for realizing a community’s vision.  CEI relies upon creativity and national experience to provide clients with plans that are bold, achievable and fiscally-responsible, striving to work on the most interesting, meaningful and socially‐responsible projects with truly‐committed clients.

CEI’s flagship software product, CommunityViz, is widely used throughout North America and the world for scenario planning, decision analytics, and visualization.  The company’s experience covers everything about the software and its applications: sophisticated model building, custom software applications, technical support, and interactive public engagement solutions.

About Confluence: The Confluence Small Business Collective is a shared-office community offering flexible workspace, meeting space, and value-added services for local professionals. Members and day-users work, meet, and connect in the heart of a revitalized district with quick access to the best coffee shops and restaurants in downtown Lafayette, CO. The community features business owners, freelancers, nonprofits, and remote employees representing a range of industries and professions. Confluence was founded in late 2013 by Lafayette residents Tom and Kristin Hardie and provided services to more than 100 individuals and organizations in 2016.