Cataraqui North, A Case Study: Kingston's Experience With The Implementation Of A New Urbanist Secondary Plan

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Gkotsis, Tony
New Urbanism , Secondary Plan Implementation , Kingston Ontario
The late 1980s and early 1990s bore witness to the emergence of New Urbanist theories of neighbourhood development. New Urbanist development theory seeks to return development patterns to their Pre-War roots of grid patterned streets; away from conventional neighbourhood design that is built upon curvilinear streets and culs-de-sac. In Kingston Ontario, this movement appeared as the principles behind the 1993 Alternative Master Plan for the Cataraqui North Neighbourhood. This research examines the implementation of the Cataraqui North Neighbourhood to determine which elements of the Cataraqui North Alternative Master Plan have not been implemented and why. This case study research utilizes this information to propose recommendations for the completion of the Cataraqui North Neighbourhood and to propose ways to improve the implementation of future New Urbanist Secondary Plans in Kingston.
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