Blair (Re)Envisioned (project manager) – I led a team of graduate students in the creation of this report for the City of Ottawa’s Policy Development and Urban Design Branch. As part of a project course at Queen’s Univeristy’s School of Urban & Regional Planning, we drafted this long-range plan for the Blair Station area in Ottawa’s east end, in advance of the new Light Rail Transit (LRT) line. We presented the report to City staff and councillors on December 13, 2012 at Ottawa City Hall. [high-res PDF]
Labugwan Municipal Plan (team member) – As part of the Land Use Planning foundation course at Queen’s University, I worked on an official plan for a fictitious city, Labugwan (Mik’maq for three-masted sailing ship), New Brunswick. The municipal development plan was presented at three simulated public meetings where classmates and faculty asked challenging questions regarding the vision, policies and underlying assumptions.
The New Geography of Office Location and the Consequences of Business as Usual in the GTA (team member) – This report by the Canadian Urban Institute and Real Estate Search Corporation (for the Toronto Office Coalition) outlines how an emphasis on residential growth in Toronto’s financial core may lead to a shortage of potential office sites. I conducted GIS analysis to support the project, and prepared figures, maps and a dynamic presentation.
The Gordon Gardens (team member) – We created a plan for a downtown Kingston greyfield site as part of the Physical Planning course at Queen’s University. The plan connects Kingston’s north and south, meshes heritage buildings with modern construction, and creates a gateway to the city. It imagines mixed use blocks that integrate with the pedestrian-oriented downtown and the auto-oriented north end, and plans for a much-needed public space and community amenities.
A GIS Analysis of Work Journey Patterns to Pearson SEA (team member) – This report identifies the places in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) where policy-makers would get the most value for resources spent on getting Pearson Strategic Employment Area (SEA) workers out of their cars. It utilizes a comprehensive overlay network analysis to identify these locations based on distance and time. The report was created for a fourth year undergraduate course at the University of Toronto.