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1: The Need for Community Planning
2: The Role of the Planner
3: The Beginnings of Today's Cities
4: Nineteenth Century Foundations of Canadian Communities
5: Pioneering Community Planning in Canada, 1900-1945
6: The Revival of Canadian Community Planning, 1945-2016
7: The Community Plan-Making Process
8: Regional and Metropolitan Planning
9: The Urban Community Plan
10: Planning for Small Towns in Rural and Northern Regions
11: Planning for Special Places: Neighbourhood and District Plans
12: Planning Infrastructure Systems to Connect Communities
13: Planning for Diverse and Healthy Communities
14: Deciding Upon the Community's Plan
15: The Texture of Participation in Community Planning
16: Land-use Regulation Regulation Tools for Plan Implementation
17: Policy Tools for Plan Implementation
About the Case Studies and Videos



Chapter 1: The Need for Community Planning


Chapter 2: The Role of Planners


Chapter 3: The Beginning of Today's Cities


Chapter 4: 19th Century Foundations of Canadian Communities


Chapter 5: Pioneering Community Planning in Canada, 1900-1945


Chapter 6: The Growth of Canadian Community Planning, 1945-2016


Chapter 7: The Community Plan-Making Process


Chapter 8: Regional and Metropolitan Planning


Chapter 9: The Urban Community Plan


Chapter 10: Planning for Small Towns in Rural and Northern Regions


Chapter 11: Planning for Special Places: Neighbourhood and District Plans


Chapter 12: Planning Infrastructure Systems to Connect Communities


Chapter 13: Planning for Diverse and Healthy Communities


Chapter 14: Deciding Upon the Community's Plan


Chapter 15: The Texture of Participation in Community Planning


Chapter 16: Land Use Regulation Tools for Plan Implementation


Chapter 17: Policy Tools for Plan Implementation


About the Case Studies and Videos


British Columbia Housing

The case studies provided through BC Housing concerning Public Private Partnerships and Heritage Planning examines topics such as financial benefits, stakeholder roles, challenges, and lessons learned. The work provided in these case studies will help build upon Part One: The Foundations of Canadian Community Planning, Part Three: Planning for People & Places in the Community, Part Four: Participants and Participation in Community Planning, and Part 5: Implementing Community Plans as they relate to topics such as the Post-War Planning Challenges for a Suburban Nation (Ch. 6), Involving the Community in Planning (Ch. 15), and Policy Tools for Influencing Development (Ch. 17).

Council for Canadian Urbanism (CanU)

The case studies provided by the Council for Canadian Urbanism (CanU) concerning Neighbourhood Plans, Key Design Principles, and Statistics examining topics such as the human scale, block and density statistics, pedestrian shed analysis, and urban trees. The work provided in these case studies will help build upon Part One: Foundations of Canadian Community Planning and Part Three: Planning for People & Place in the Community as they relate to topics such as the Impact of 20th Century Urban Problems (Ch. 5), Planning Responses to Early Urban Problems Concern over City Appearance (Ch. 6), the Evolution of Canadian Planning Ideas 1945-2016 (Ch. 6), Neighbourhood/Secondary Plans (Ch. 11), Special District Plans (Ch. 11), Green Infrastructure (Ch. 12), and Planning for Healthy Communities (Ch. 13). This case study series provides nine different cases that can be applied to many of the sections and topics within the literature review.

Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)

The case studies provided through the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) concerning LEED Communities, LEED Buildings, and Net-Zero Development examines topics such as incorporating sustainability into every decision, creating an integrated community, envisioning a car-free zone, and engaging the community. The work provided in these case studies will help build upon Part One: The Foundations of Canadian Community Planning, Part Three: Planning for People & Places in the Community, Part Four: Participants and Participation in Community Planning, and Part Five: Implementing Community Plans as they relate to topics such as the Evolution of Canadian Planning Ideas 1945-2016 (Ch. 6), Neighbourhood/Secondary Plans (Ch. 11), Special District Plans (Ch. 11), Green Infrastructure (Ch. 12), Transportation: Access and Safety (Ch. 13), Planning for Healthy Communities (Ch. 13), Accessibility and Mobility Issues (Ch. 13), and Involving the Community in Planning (Ch. 15).

Canadian Institute of Planners

The case studies provided through the Canadian Institute of Planners and Association of Canadian University Planning Programs concerning Master Plans, Sustainable Development, Revitalization Projects, and Healthy Community Planning examines topics such as actors and stakeholders, planning and design issues, public participation process, and lessons learned. The work provided in these case studies will help build upon Part One: The Foundations of Canadian Community Planning, Part Three: Planning for People & Places in the Community, Part Four: Participants and Participation in Community Planning, and Part Five: Implementing Community Plans as they relate to topics such as the Evolution of Canadian Planning Ideas 1945-2016 (Ch. 6), Neighbourhood/Secondary Plans (Ch. 11), Special District Plans (Ch. 11), Involving the Community in Planning (Ch. 15), and Policy Tools for Influencing Development (Ch. 17).

City of Toronto

The case studies provided through the City of Toronto concerning Youth Planning, Mobility, Active Transportation, and Multicultural Planning examining topics such as bicycle and stroller infrastructure, season-responsive design, and pocket parks. The work provided in these case studies will help build upon Part One: The Foundations of Canadian Community Planning, Part Three: Planning for People & Places in the Community, Part Four: Participants and Participation in Community Planning, and Part Five: Implementing Community Plans as they relate to topics such as the Evolution of Canadian Planning Ideas 1945-2016 (Ch. 6), Neighbourhood/Secondary Plans (Ch. 11), Special District Plans(Ch. 11), Green Infrastructure(Ch. 12), Transportation: Access and Safety (Ch. 13), Planning for Healthy Communities (Ch. 13), Accessibility and Mobility Issues (Ch. 13), Youth in Urban Environments(Ch. 13), Corridor Plans (Ch. 11), Involving the Community in Planning (Ch. 15), and Community Design tools (Ch. 16).

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation Greyfields

The case studies created by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation concerning Greyfield Redevelopment speaks about topics such as project partners, planning process, financial aspects, and marketing. The work provided in these case studies will help build upon Part Three: Planning for People & Places in the Community, Part Four: Participants and Participation in Community Planning, and Part 5: Implementing Community Plans sections as they relate to topics such as Neighbourhood/Secondary Plans (Ch. 11), Special District Plans(Ch. 11), The Developer as a participant (Ch. 15), Involving the Community in Planning (Ch. 15), and Policy Tools for Influencing Development (Ch. 17).

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation Intensification Municipal Initiatives

The case studies created by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation concerning Intensification Municipal Initiatives speaks about the impacts, stakeholder response, financial issues, and the complimentary policies and programs associated with each municipality. The work provided in these case studies will help build upon Part Five: Implementing Community Plans section as the case studies relate to the topics of Policy Tools for Influencing Development (Ch. 17) and Targeting Special Areas & Functions (Ch. 17).

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation Residential Intensification

This document created by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation concerning Intensification Municipal Initiatives speaks about the costs and financing, marketability and profitability, planning objectives, neighbourhood opposition or support, design features, regulations and approvals, and the planning objectives associated with twenty-three municipalities. The work provided in these case studies will help build upon Part Three: Planning for People and Places in the Community, Part Four: Participants and Participation in Community Plan-Making, and Part Five: Implementing Community Plans as they relate to topics such as Neighbourhood/Secondary Plans (Ch. 11), Special District Plans (Ch. 11), Green Infrastructure (Ch. 12), Transportation: Access and Safety (Ch. 13), Planning for Healthy Communities (Ch 13), Accessibility and Mobility Issues (Ch. 13), Youth in Urban Environments (Ch. 13), Corridor Plans (Ch. 11), Involving the Community in Planning (Ch. 15), and Community Design tools (Ch. 16).

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation Transit Oriented Development

The case studies created by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation concerning Transit Oriented Development speaks about topics such as the transit system overview and project context, developer's perspective, municipal support, parking and bike storage, public consultation process, and lessons learned. The work provided in these case studies will help build upon Part One: The Foundations of Canadian Community Planning, Part Three: Planning for People & Places in the Community, Part Four: Participants and Participation in Community Planning, and Part 5: Implementing Community Plans as they relate to topics such as Concern over City Efficiency (Ch. 6), Neighbourhood/Secondary Plans (Ch. 11), Special District Plans (Ch. 11), Transportation: Access and Safety (Ch. 13) The Developer as a participant (Ch. 15), Involving the Community in Planning (Ch. 15), and Policy Tools for Influencing Development (Ch. 17).

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

The case studies provided through FCM concerning Active Transportation, Public Transit, and climate change examines topics such as roadmaps for municipal adoption, environmental, economic, and social impacts. The work provided in these case studies will help build upon Part Three: Planning for People & Places in the Community, Part Four: Participants and Participation in Community Planning, and Part 5: Implementing Community Plans as they relate to topics such as Transportation: Access and Safety (Ch. 13), Youth in Urban Environments (Ch. 13), Accessibility and Mobility Issues in Planning (Ch. 13), Involving the Community in Planning (Ch. 15), Policy Tools for Influencing Development (Ch. 17), and Continuing and Emerging Challenges (Ch. 18).

National Film Board of Canada

The videos provided through the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) discuss a range of topics including the automobile, multicultural planning, social housing, large scale development, indigenous peoples, post-war planning, and social interactions with the city. The work provided in these case studies will help build upon the Canadian Planning topics the Part One: Foundations of Canadian Community Planning, Part Two: Community Plan Making in Canada, Part Three: Planning for People & Places in the Community, Part Four: Participants and Participation in Community Planning, and Part Five: Implementing Community Plans sections as they relate to topics such as the Village to the City (Ch. 3), Concern over Housing and Living Conditions (Ch. 5), Concern over City Appearance (Ch. 5), Post-War Planning Challenges for a Suburban Nation (Ch. 6), Planning the Form of the Metropolis (Ch. 8), Planning Indigenous Rural and Northern Communities (Ch. 10), Neighbourhood/Secondary Plans (Ch. 11), Special District Plans (Ch. 11), Green Infrastructure (Ch. 12), Transportation: Access and Safety (Ch. 13), Planning for Healthy Communities (Ch. 13), Accessibility and Mobility Issues (Ch. 13), Youth in Urban Environments (Ch. 13), Corridor Plans (Ch. 11), Involving the Community in Planning (Ch. 15), and Community Design tools (Ch. 16).

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

The case studies provided through the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIP) concerning the building process, schools, co-design process, cultural centres, and housing examines topics such as outcomes and reflections, culture and nature, and construction. The work provided in these case studies will help build upon Part Two: Community Plan Making in Canada, Part Three: Planning for People & Places in the Community, Part Four: Participants and Participation in Community Planning, and Part Five: Implementing Community Plans as they relate to topics such as Multicultural Planning (Ch. 13), Planning Social Infrastructure (Ch. 12), Planning Indigenous Rural and Northern Communities (Ch. 10), Involving the Community in Planning (Ch. 15), and Planning and Consensus-Building (Ch. 15).

Urban Land Institute

The case studies presented by the Urban Land Institute note the development planning & design, and the development process of mixed/multi-use and small-scale community developments. These case studies help build upon Part Three: Planning for People & Places in the Community and Part Four: Participants and Participation in Community Planning respectively as they relate to topics such as Neighbourhood/Secondary Plans (Ch. 11), Involving the community in Planning (Ch. 15), and The Developer as a Participant (Ch. 15).



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