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Report on Activities - April 2018

On April 19, the NCC Board of Directors met to discuss recent and upcoming projects. Here are some of the highlights presented in my Report on Activities.

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Planning for the Past has a Bright Future

One of the best things about heritage planning is the people who work in this remarkable field. Passion is something that so many people in this work share — not only a passion for history, but also a passion for conserving what makes places special and gives them value, recognizing the legacy of the past as we plan for the future of these places.

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Managing the Capital core: An exciting challenge!

I’m from a small community in the National Capital Region, so I’ve always been familiar with major attractions like the Rideau Canal Skateway, urban parks and the pathways. When I started working at the NCC as a student, I would never have dreamed that one day I would have an influence on these Capital attractions.

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Future Cities: A focus on human-centred urbanism enabled by technology

I became involved in Sidewalk Labs in 2015 —before there was any idea of the project coming to Toronto. I participated in a think tank in New York that was made up of urbanists and technologists who came together to brainstorm and explore the potential of new technology to make city life better.

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Planning the Sky

Looking upwards is becoming a critical element of our design vocabulary. On February 15, 2018, the NCC’s Urbanism Lab program explored the varied elements of planning the sky.

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The Future of the Capital Pathway: Let’s Talk!

Whether cross-country skiing just to enjoy being active, biking around to discover the National Capital Region, or walking to get from point A to point B: there are lots of good reasons to take the Capital Pathway, one of the largest networks of multi-use paths in North America. In summer and in winter, tens of thousands of Canadians — residents and tourists — use the pathway, including me. And because I’m working on its future development, I need your help.

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A milestone announcement for the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats in Canada’s Capital

​The NCC is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement in principle with RendezVous LeBreton Group for the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats.

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