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Developing more liviable* (*livable and viable) neighbourhoods (LUL161A)


 
  • Product Format
  • Pre Recorded Webinar
  • Presenter(s)
  • Doug Pollard  
  • Conference Date
  • Thursday, August 4, 2016
  • Aired Time
  • 12:00 am ET - 11:00 pm CT - 10:00 pm MT - 9:00 pm PT
  • Length
  • 60 minutes

Review the most traditionally desired neighborhood attributes in combination with the emerging demands of the aging population and the millennial and Z generations.

Communities face a series of challenges in terms of attracting and managing appropriate growth and its subsequent traffic, maintaining control over operating budgets, reducing negative environmental impacts and improving resilience to external fiscal, political and climatic shocks.

A further challenge is that even though there is considerable evidence that single use, low density neighborhoods are the least effective in almost all of those regards there remains a very strong if not the strongest demand for their development.

The overall challenge then, becomes that of creating an approach to neighborhood retrofit or development that simultaneously addresses the widest spectrum of the above issues while maintaining the broadest market appeal and financial viability possible.

This is a highly visual webinar by our expert speaker, Doug Pollard, which relies most heavily on real life photos from many communities supplemented, when necessary, by research and survey results. It will provide a number of tested ideas which can be used singly or in combination to suit particular circumstances in order to steer development towards more sustainable and successful results.

Session Highlights:

  • This session will examine how the fusion of the positive attributes of suburban and urban road and settlement patterns can both lower costs and improve community performance.
  • It will review the most traditionally desired neighborhood attributes in combination with the emerging demands of the aging population and the millennial and Z generations
  • It will then integrate the fusion with the most desired attributes and demonstrate how this integration opens opportunities for "invisible" and acceptable intensification, environmentally beneficial cost effective "green" infrastructure and broader market appeal.
  • The session will also demonstrate a simple, free downloadable tool which can be used to determine at the earliest possible stage and with the minimum amount of information those combination of planning options which promise the most cost effective long term solutions.
  • The session will be illustrated throughout by leading edge examples of sustainable neighborhood development from the US, Canada and Europe.
  • You will be introduced to the Fused Grid, an adaptation and evolution of previous patterns and a recombination of their essential, positive characteristics. 
  • You will also be introduced to the Community Infrastructure Planning Decision Support Tool , a simple Excel tool for planners to predict long term cost implications early
  • You will learn how other communities around the world are planning sustainable neighborhoods to respond to current emerging issues and changing conditions
  • Examples of "working green spaces" for heating and cooling, grey and storm water storage and treatment, food production, habitat and recreation that have been integrated into neighborhood plans will be presented.
  • Alternate approaches to accommodating vehicle movement within residential neighborhoods will be discussed.

Who should attend?

  • Municipal and regional planners, officials and politicians
  • Land use planners
  • Civil engineers
  • Developers
  • Cost consultants
  • Architects
  • Transportation planners
 

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About the Presenter(s):

Doug operated his own architectural practices for 25 years in Toronto, Ontario, before joining CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) as a senior researcher in sustainable community planning in 1998.

In that role and later as senior analyst in the CMHC International division he managed a number of sustainable planning research projects including the development of a costing tool for planners, delivered numerous related seminars and workshops to local, national and international forums, organized, facilitated and reported on design charrettes in every region of Canada as well as abroad and developed educational and training materials for Canadian, American and International forums.