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Fitting the Knowledge Economy Jigsaw Piece for Belleville, Ontario: Benchmarking Performance with Canadian Cities and Underpinning the Role of Downtown
The research question of this report is, how can Belleville, Ontario develop a role in the knowledge economy? A thorough review of Belleville’s city planning documents found no evidence that Belleville’s role is defined ...
TOWARDS A MULTI-PARTY POLICY MONITORING FRAMEWORK FOR EVALUATING INFRASTRUCTURE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS ON THE OAK RIDGES MORAINE
The Oak Ridges Moraine, located in south-central Ontario, is recognized for its ecological importance in providing “clean and abundant water resources, healthy and diverse plant and animal habitat, an attractive and distinct ...
Planning for the memorialisation of the Indian Residential School System: A case study of the Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, Ontario
This research examines the process of memorialisation around the Indian Residential School System in Canada to draw connections between the fields of transitional justice and professional urban planning. For over a century, ...
Designing for A Safer Public Housing Community: A Case Study of Chester Le, Toronto
Crime and fear of crime are major concerns confronting public housing tenants today. Public housing tenant population is usually composed of groups of people who have traditionally been found to be more vulnerable to ...
From Old Mould to Functional Gold: The Adaptive Reuse of Surplus Heritage Schools in Hamilton, Ontario
This report examines the characteristics that hinder or facilitate the success of a surplus school to residential conversion in Hamilton, Ontario. This topic is especially relevant as many of the city's schools are likely ...
Comparing The Potential For Creative Clusters For Urban Regeneration
The transition from industrial to post-industrial economies has left many port and industrial areas, like Toronto's Port Lands, derelict and underutilized. Creative clusters have been turned to as an effective policy ...
Putting the Brake on Minimum Parking Requirements: Exploring Minimum Parking Requirements and Policy Alternatives in Barrie, Ontario
When we look to the parking lots that cover our suburban cities empty spaces scatter the landscape. Minimum Parking Requirements (MPRs) are said to be responsible for this oversupply of parking, requiring developers to ...
Measuring Solar Energy Potentials in Residential Environments: A Comparative Study of Three Neighbourhoods in Kingston, Ontario
Photovoltaic (PV) systems offer a way to generate electricity locally in an urban setting while avoiding the environmental impacts of more widely used energy sources such as oil, coal, nuclear and natural gas. This report ...
Condos, Lettuce, and Tomatoes: Factors Influencing the Provision of Food Production Spaces in New Multi-Unit Residential Developments in Toronto and Vancouver
There are a number of societal benefits associated with urban agriculture, such as increasing the sense of community and promoting improved access to fresh produce. Despite its growing popularity, one of the key barriers, ...
A Pilot Study of Sprawl Repair Potential in Kingston, Ontario
This study compares three study areas in Kingston, Ontario for their potential to be redeveloped, or retrofitted, based on measures of urban form.