During the first week of April, TCAT’s Active Neighbourhoods Canada Project co-managers, Car Martin and Mikey Bennington, presented at ICLEI’s Livable Cities Forum in Vancouver, BC. Their presentation contributed to a placemaking panel that focused on improving neighbourhoods, cities, and regions through community-based participation in the planning, design, and management of public spaces. A concept that continues to gain momentum, as its merits are being seen around the world.
TCAT’s growing commitment to community engagement was highlighted in Car and Mikey’s presentation. Lessons, practices and experiences from TCAT’s Complete Streets work and CLASP projects were used as case studies to introduce the innovative model for participatory design at the heart of the Active Neighbourhood Canada project. This showcased TCAT’s history and future, while sharing knowledge of the opportunities and challenges inherent in community engaged work.
Click here for more information on the Active Neighbourhoods Canada project.