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Citizens participating in public engagement campaigns

Engaging communities with participatory planning

It was 8:30 a.m. on a Tuesday morning in late June. Kids and parents trickled into the playground. There was a buzz outside Dr. Edgar Davey...
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How Pedestrian and Transit-Oriented Environments Attract Creative Jobs

While it is understood that pedestrian friendly and transit-oriented environments are elements of good planning, they are also starting to be...
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To the Little Things

A snowman is just a snowman. Or is it? We passed this snowman over the weekend, happily standing on the median of a busy intersection. We don’t...
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Leveraging civic assets as economic development and renewal infrastructure

Some of the Civicplan team had the recent opportunity to visit beautiful downtown Cambridge, Ontario. The revitalization along the banks of the...
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Capturing and measuring local character can help with future planning.

When you think about shopping local, you often think about different districts in your city.  In Hamilton, Canada, locals think of places such as...

Building a network for women-centred health care

The feasibility study into the creation of a Women’s Health Network in Hamilton was a partnership between the YWCA of Hamilton, the North...

Our natural environment is a big plus for the city to define itself as an attractive, healthy, and unique environment.

It surrounds us, but we take it for granted. Our natural environment is often overlooked when discussing our community but you could hardly find...
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Grid layout creates walkable, livable neighbourhoods

While outsiders may look around in bewilderment when Hamiltonians refer to “the Mountain,” we know exactly where it is. The area atop...
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Walkable main street filled with heritage buildings a blueprint for vibrancy

In 2004, the hit TV drama The West Wing came to shoot scenes for a couple of upcoming episodes in the Town of Dundas. The producers chose the...
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King William Performing Arts District Plan

A vision is in place to turn part of King William Street into a performing arts district. It’s being led by Theatre Aquarius, which...
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