In the field

CO-DESIGNING THE ACTIVE CITY: 12 COMMUNITIES IN ACTION.

Our 12 pilot projects show great variety in their location, process, and results. We have worked in rural, suburban, and urban contexts across three provinces, and have engaged a wide range of stakeholders, partners, and community members. Each project met successes and challenges, but we have learned many lessons and best practices from our on-the-ground collaborations!

Kiosque de consultation. Beaubien.

Espace Beaubien, Montreal

Learning from different partnerships.

Marche exploratoire avec les partenaires locaux. Laval.

Chomedey, Laval

Highlighting collective skills.

Traverse du Coteau. Saguenay.

Chicoutimi, Saguenay

Reinventing a former railway line with tactical urbanism.

Rencontre avec les partenaires. Shawinigan

Saint-Marc, Shawinigan

Professional and collaborative expertise.

Murale. Thorncliffe Park.

Thorncliffe Park & Flemingdon Park, Toronto

From citizen vision to professional action.

Participatory map. Grand Sudbury.

Donovan Neighbourhood, Greater Sudbury

Active transportation to improve a neighbourhood’s health.

Complete street. Haliburton

Haliburton Village, Haliburton County

Complete Streets in a rural area.

Peterborough.

Stewart Street Neighbourhood, Peterborough

A neighbourhood revitalization movement.

Participatory mapping. Bridgeland.

Bridgeland-Riverside, Calgary

From temporary to permanent measures.

Acadia.

Acadia, Calgary

Slowing automobile traffic for a safer environment.

Audit walk. Marlborough.

Marlborough, Calgary

Citizen participation as a tool for inclusivity.

Participatory map. High River

High River, Town of High River

Exploring a walkable rural context.

Residents pour over map during exploratory walk

Jackson Park-Brookdale, Peterborough

Growing Community Connections. 

Did you like these examples?

If you were inspired by our work in the field, we encourage you to click the link below to learn about the stages our participatory planning process. Maybe your community will be inspired to co-design your own active neighbourhoods!