Urban Planning and Design

Urban design concerns the arrangement, appearance and functionality of towns and cities and, in particular, the shaping and uses of urban public space. CBCL Limited’s urban design practitioners operate at the intersection of urban planning, landscape architecture and architecture.

Our award-winning team of design professionals believes that good urban design brings better value to both those responsible for investing in development (whether from the public or private sectors) as well as to others and the society at large.

CBCL Limited’s urban design projects seek to achieve the following objectives:

Continuity and Enclosure – to promote the continuity of street frontages and the enclosure of space by development which clearly defines private and public areas

Quality of the Public Realm – to promote public spaces and routes that are attractive, safe, uncluttered and work effectively for all in society, including disabled and elderly people

Ease of Movement – to promote accessibility and local permeability by making places that connect with each other and are easy to move through, putting people before traffic and integrating land uses and transport

Legibility – to promote legibility through development that provides recognizable routes, intersections and landmarks to help people find their way around

Adaptability – to promote adaptability through development that can respond to changing social, technological and economic conditions

Diversity – to promote diversity and choice through a mix of compatible developments and uses that work together to create viable places that respond to local needs


Recent Urban Planning Work

Norris Point Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

Kings County Integrated Sustainability Plan

HRM Business Parks Functional Plan

HRM Visioning Design Services

Sydney, Nova Scotia Port to Port Corridor Study – winner of the 2009 Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) National Citation Award

ALM Bikeway Connection

Grand Parade/ Province House Area Joint Public Plan – winner of the 2007 Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) National Honour Award

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