Sustainable Community Planning
Our goal is to encourage neighbourhood design and land use planning approaches that reduce costs and environmental impacts, while maintaining community liveability. In this section you will find examples of best practices in design and development, tools for planners and designers, and other research on sustainability.
In This Section:
- Residential Intensification — Case Studies
Case studies of 12 municipal initiatives and 23 built projects in Canadian cities that have stimulated residential intensification and resulted in new housing units.
- Brownfield Redevelopment for Housing in Canada — Case Studies
These case studies are examples of residential projects that have overcome the barriers to brownfield redevelopment.
- Greyfield Redevelopment for Housing in Canada — Case Studies
Case studies of 3 municipal initiatives and 7 built projects in Canadian cities that have stimulated greyfield redevelopment for housing in Canada.
- Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) — Case Studies
These case studies provide lessons learned from recent residential and mixed use developments built near transit nodes which would be of interest to developers, municipalities and planners.
- Comparing Neighbourhoods for Sustainable Features
This research compares neighbourhoods for certain aspects of affordability, liveability and the environment. The neighbourhood types range from downtown to the outer suburbs. The comparisons include proximity to daily destinations (schools, parks, jobs, transit), car usage, housing costs, house size, housing choice and more.
- The Fused Grid
The Fused Grid takes it name from the “fusion” of two traditional designs — the conventional loop and cul-de-sac pattern of the modern suburb and the traditional grid pattern circa 1900.
- Comparing Canadian New Urbanist and Conventional Suburban Neighbourhoods
- Accessory Apartment Regulations in Census Metropolitan Areas in Canada
- The Rutland Transit Centre Design Workshop — Kelowna, British Columbia
- Costing Mechanisms to Facilitate Sustainable Community Planning
- Smart Growth in Canada: A Report Card
- City of Yorkton Downtown Redevelopment Planning Charrette
- Landscape Guide for Canadian Homes