Department of Geography and Planning

Department of Geography and Planning
Department of Geography and Planning

Project Courses Introduction

Groups of planning students work on projects, often connected with clients from the public or private sectors. Projects vary from year to year but all require a rigorous application of skills of problem and goal definition, generation of solutions, evaluation of alternative means of achieving goals, and presentation of results. An emphasis on processes of group work, communication skills, and project organization supplements the substantive, issue-oriented work particular to a given project. Every student must complete the project course. The class project provides a student with the unique experience of a team-approach to handle a project with real clients, who would often provide significant funding to cover expenses. These projects serve as a “synthesis” of the theories and skills learned. All the projects have involved real and active clients who funded the projects and used the results. The following provides information on previous projects and clients.

Project Courses Introduction

Groups of planning students work on projects, often connected with clients from the public or private sectors. Projects vary from year to year but all require a rigorous application of skills of problem and goal definition, generation of solutions, evaluation of alternative means of achieving goals, and presentation of results. An emphasis on processes of group work, communication skills, and project organization supplements the substantive, issue-oriented work particular to a given project. Every student must complete the project course. The class project provides a student with the unique experience of a team-approach to handle a project with real clients, who would often provide significant funding to cover expenses. These projects serve as a “synthesis” of the theories and skills learned. All the projects have involved real and active clients who funded the projects and used the results. The following provides information on previous projects and clients.

Project Title Client Year

Healthy Built Environment Toolkit: Linking Planning & Health in Ottawa (SURP-823)

Ottawa Public Health 2016-17

New Tools for View Controls in Canada's Capital (SURP-824)

National Capital Commission 2016-2017

A Vision for Lemoine Point (SURP-825)

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

2016-2017

A New Vision for Sparks Street (SURP-826)

City of Ottawa 2016-2017

Social Development Planning in Rideau Heights, Kingston

City of Kingston, Department of Housing and Social Services 2015-2016

A Long-Term Vision for Confederation Heights 1950-2050

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and the National Capital Commission (NCC) 2015-16

Planning for Climate Change Adaptation in the Cataraqui Region

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) 2015-16

Auroville Community Participation Framework (in association with the Auroville Integral Sustainability Institute)

The Township of Auroville, India 2015-2016

Kingston Outer Station Area Revitalization

Community Design Course

2015-2016

Pathways to Heritage Conservation: Protection & Management Strategy for Pune's Sadar Bazaar

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

2014-15

TOD Implementation Strategy: Tremblay Station

City of Ottawa 2014-15

Re-Imagining the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway

National Capital Commission 2014-15

An Active and Sustainable Transportation Strategy for the New Providence Care Hospital

Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health 2014-15

Animating the Rideau Canal: A Study of the Rideau Canal in Central Ottawa

City of Ottawa 2013-14

A Multi-Modal Transportation Centre at Ottawa Airport

QMCIAA

2013-14

Sustainable Indicators for Auroville, India

Auroville (India) 2013-14

An Active Transportation Study for Queens University

Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox
& Addington (KFL&A) Public Health

2013-14

Blair Station (Re)Envisioned: A Transit Oriented

City of Ottawa 2012-13

Capturing the Spirit of the Crown: Considerations for Social Spaces in Auroville

Auroville (India)

2012-13

Exploring Opportunities for Environmental Investment in Coastal Areas of the CRCA

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

2012-13

Green Streets for Kingston

City of Kingston, Development Department

2012-13

Kingston Social Enterprise and Innovation Toolkit: A Primer for Social Entrepreneurs

Social Planning Council of Kingston and District

2011-12

International Project Course: Shanghai, China

  • Executive Summary
  • Full Report

Ministry of Land and Resources
World Wildlife Fund (Shanghai Office)
Canadian Institute of Planners

2011-12

Sustainable Kingston: Best Practices and Policy Recommendations

City of Kingston

2011-12

Hurdman Station: Area Redevelopment Study

City of Ottawa

2011-12

SEIK: Social Enterprise and Innovation Kingston: A Plan for the Development of a Social Enterprise and Innovation Centre in Kingston

Social Planning Council of Kingston and Area

2010-11

Billings Bridge Redevelopment Study

City of Ottawa

2010-11

Downtown Kingston Strategic Parking Plan

City of Kingston

2010-11

Recommendations to Increase Environmental and Cultural Protection Along the Rideau Canal

  • Executive Summary

Parks Canada

2010-11

Frontenac Institution Lands Planning Study

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

2009-10

Residential Intensification in Kingston’s Near-University Neighbourhoods

City of Kingston

2009-10

Hillside Village Community Planning Model: A Kingston Community Profile Study

  • Report
  • Appendices

Social Planning Council of Kingston and District

2009-10

Incorporating Sustainability into Community Design Planning in the City of Ottawa: A Policy Analysis & Case Study of the Cyrville Neighbourhood

City of Ottawa

2009-10

Lake and Watershed Planning in the Cataraqui Region

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

2008-09

Examination of the Role of the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority as a Regional Economic Engine and Applying the Aerotropolis Concept

Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority

2008-09

Developing A Strategy for Green Building and Green Planning: Toward Sustainable Planning and Development in Kingston

Planning and Development Department and the Sustainability and Growth Group, City of Kingston.

2008-09

Food Security in Kingston

City of Kingston

2007-08

Collins Creek Watershed Greenway Study

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, City of Kingston, Loyalist Township and the Township of South Frontenac

2007-08

A Vision for the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, South Lands: Exploring Development Options

Ottawa International Airport Authority

2007-08

Rideau Canal Waterfront Environmental Management Study

Parks Canada, City of Kingston, Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

2006-07

Transit Oriented Development in Canada's Capital

Federal Treasury Board Secretariat

2006-07

Hostels to Homes: A Formative Evaluation

City of Kingston

2006-07

Bayview Area Redevelopment Strategy

Federal Treasury Board Secretariat

2005-06

Health and Homelessness

City of Kingston

2005-06

Planning for the Future Well-Being and Value of the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

2004-05

La Cité: Envisioning a Community / Une vision d' ensemble

Federal Treasury Board Secretariat, Ville de Gatineau

2004-05

Providing Opportunities for Nature Appreciation and Outdoor Recreation

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

2003-04

Confederation Heights: A New Vision

Public Works and Government Services Canada, Federal Treasury Board Secretariat

2003-04

Green Space Planning for the Little Cataraqui Creek Watershed: From Fragmentation to Connectivity

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

2002-03

Federal Office Accommodation in Gatineau

Federal Treasury Board Secretariat

2002-03

Strategic Plan for Federal Lands in Kingston, Ontario

Federal Treasury Board Secretariat

2001-02

Developing a Framework for Measuring the Quality of Life of Military Families in the City of Kingston

Kingston Family Resource Centre

2001-02

Federal Real Property in Kingston

Bureau of Real Property Management, Federal Treasury Board Secretariat

2000-01

Natural Heritage Strategies: Community, Environment and the Planning Process in the Bay of Quinte

Bay of Quinte Restoration Council

2000-01