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.
- Residential Intensification
Municipal initiatives and projects that have stimulated residential intensification.
- Brownfield Redevelopment for Housing in Canada
Residential projects that have overcome the barriers to brownfield redevelopment.
- Greyfield Redevelopment for Housing in Canada
Municipal initiatives and projects stimulating greyfield redevelopment for housing in Canada.
- Transit-Oriented Development
For developers, municipalities and planners: residential and mixed-use developments built near transit nodes.
- Comparing Neighbourhoods for Sustainable Features
Comparing neighbourhood types: affordability, livability, the environment.
- The Fused Grid
The Fused Grid = a “fusion” of two traditional designs — the modern suburban conventional loop/cul-de-sac pattern 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