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We integrate planning, design, and engagement to offer a unique meshing
of purpose, knowledge, hands-on techniques, and process skills.

 

We are proud of our practice, moving    “from insight to impact,”  where we work with you  to  create 
visions, plans and designs for sustainable communities and memorable places.

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Our planning practice helps you imagine the future you want and how to get there.

As detail-oriented keeners, research junkies, and policy nerds opportunities to make the world a better place light us up.  

We work cooperatively with Indigenous, municipal and regional governments; private sector clients; and, provincial agencies to identify practical solutions to the challenges of creating healthy, resilient communities.

KEY SERVICE AREAS

  • Regional Growth Strategies and Plans

  • Official Community Plans, Neighbourhood and Local Area Plans

  • Sustainability, Emergency, Climate and Resilience Planning

  • Zoning Bylaw, Regulatory Reviews and Updates

  • Policy Analysis and Policy Writing

  • Housing Need Assessments

  • Public Realm and Open Space Planning 

  • Cultural Interpretive Planning and Wayfinding Strategies

  • Infill Housing Regulatory and Zoning Bylaw Updates 

  • Research

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SERVICES

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Our design practice is rooted in sustainable placemaking. 

 

We design great places across scales, from the neighbourhood to the site scale. Convening our skills in architecture, landscape architecture and planning; together, we practice urban design as a means to thoughtfully fuse together the many technical elements in service of sustainable placemaking.

KEY SERVICE AREAS

  • Downtown Planning, Master Planning and Urban Design

  • Site Design and Feasibility Studies

  • Architectural Massing Studies and Parcel Tests

  • Landscape, Streetscape, Public Realm and Open Space Design

  • Integrated Green Infrastructure and Conservation-based Development Planning

  • Design Guidelines, Reviews and Approvals

  • By-law Amendments, Re-Zonings and Development Permit Approvals

  • Design Research and Site Analysis

  • Facilitation of Integrated Multi-Disciplinary Design Teams, Workshops and Charrettes

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Our stakeholder and public engagement practice ensures broad, deep, and meaningful input to help inform decision making in projects of all sizes.

 

We are expert in event design and facilitation, excel in the theory and practice of dialogue, teach these skills, and are certified by IAP2.  This is how we help organizations of all kinds engage people meaningfully and efficiently with their community.

KEY SERVICE AREAS

  • Engagement Strategies and Communications Plans

  • Process Design, Event Management and Facilitation 

  • Indigenous Engagement

  • Council engagement and liaison

  • Citizen advisory and steering committees

  • Capacity building (staff, community, stakeholder training)

  • Engagement frameworks, policies, 

  • Organizational Development / Internal Engagement

  • Survey Design, Data Analysis & Infographics

  • Engagement Summary Report Writing and Presentation

  • Branding , messaging and communications collateral

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AN INTEGRATED PRACTICE

Cross-pollination of disciplines is at the core of our practice.

We believe that creating deep green, just, healthy communities is a complex process that requires us to weave together strands of input from many backgrounds and perspectives. Recognizing this, our team members have distinct and specialized skills to encourage meaningful dialogue between participants. Tapping into a range of perspectives on complex issues makes us all wiser, aligns our thinking and action, and creates robust solutions.

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